Turkey deported a foreign terrorist fighter to Morocco, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

In a statement, the ministry said the Moroccan national was sent back to his country of origin as part of Turkey’s ramped-up efforts to repatriate foreign terrorist fighters.

Turkey continues to deport foreign terrorist fighters, the statement added.

The issue of the handling of Daesh/ISIS members and their families detained in Syria — including foreign members of the terror group — has been controversial, with Turkey arguing foreign-born terrorists should be returned to their countries of origin.

Ankara has said several European countries resisted its

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