Turkey deports 11 French ‘terrorist’ suspects

The ministry said last week that 59 ‘foreign terrorists’ have been deported to their home countries since November 11. (File/AFP)
Updated 09 December 2019

Turkey deports 11 French ‘terrorist’ suspects

  • Ankara has lambasted Western countries for refusing to take back their citizens
  • 26 were sent back to the United States and Europe

ANKARA: Turkey sent 11 French “foreign terrorist fighters” back to France on Monday, the Turkish interior ministry said.
“Eleven French citizens have been deported to their home country,” it said in a statement.
Ankara has lambasted Western countries for refusing to take back their citizens who left to join the Daesh group in Syria and Iraq.
It says it has some 1,200 foreign Daesh members in custody.
The ministry said last week that 59 “foreign terrorists” have been deported to their home countries since November 11, when a new deportation push was started.
Of them, 26 were sent back to the United States and Europe.
“Turkey is no one’s open air prison or hotel,” said ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli, adding that Turkish authorities would deport all of the suspects.


Dubai Metro line extension will open to public in September

Updated 09 July 2020

Dubai Metro line extension will open to public in September

  • The $2.9 billion project, called Metro Route 2020, adds seven stations to the city’s Red Line
  • The new stations will serve communities in the southern part of Dubai

DUBAI: The Dubai Metro line’s 15-kilometer route extension was inaugurated on Wednesday and will be open to the public in September.

The $2.9 billion project, called Metro Route 2020, adds seven stations to the city’s Red Line, including one for the Expo 2020 site.

“The project offers safe and smooth transport for Expo visitors and residents of Dubai communities,” a statement carried by state-run WAM said.

The expansion comes as part of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority’s masterplan to provide an integrated mass transit system comprising the metro, tram, buses and marine transport.

The new stations will serve communities in the southern part of Dubai, including The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Investment Park.