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Erdoğan: 5,000 terror suspects deported from Turkey

ERDOĞAN: 5,000 TERROR SUSPECTS DEPORTED FROM TURKEY

Turkey has deported 5,000 suspected terrorists and banned 53,000 from travelling to Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday.

"More than 3,000 Daesh terrorists, including the heads, were neutralized in Operation Euphrates Shield," Erdoğan added in an Ankara news conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

He said suspected terrorists from South Asia were among the thousands deported from Turkey.

Euphrates Shield saw Free Syrian Army fighters backed by the Turkish military take territory in northern Syria from Daesh between August last year and March.

The operation had led to Turkey "completely" clearing its borders of Daesh and allowing 100,000 Syrians to return to their country, Erdoğan said.

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