Two ISIS women who escaped from a Syrian camp were detained in Ankara, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok has said, adding that Turkish authorities will decide what to do on the issue.
Speaking to Dutch parliament, Blok said that the women hold Dutch citizenship and escaped from the al-Hawl camp, which was controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
According to the Netherlands’ top diplomat, the women applied to the country’s Ankara Embassy to return to their countries, before being detained by Turkish police.
The women had three children aged between 3 to 4 with them and managed to escape from the camp a short while before Turkey kicked off its military offensive in northeastern Syria on Oct. 9, Blok also said.
One of the women was stripped of her citizenship on Oct. 30, the minister said, adding that they will wait for Turkish authorities’ decision to make further assessments.
According to the Dutch Official Gazette, one of the women was identified as Fatima H., whose citizenship was revoked.