Turkey has long criticised its European allies for refusing to take back Islamic State fighters who are their citizens.
And on Friday the country's Interior Minister warned they were taking matters in to their own hands.
Saying Turkey would start sending back captured jihadists from Monday even if their citizenship had been revoked.
(SOUNDBITE)(Turkish) TURKISH INTERIOR MINISTER, SULEYMAN SOYLU, SAYING: "We are telling them: 'We'll repatriate these people to you' and we are starting as of Monday (November 11).
We will repatriate these people no matter what they (European countries) do.
They'll object and say: 'we revoked their citizenship, do whatever you want (with them)'." The announcement comes as a senior Kurdish leader warns the European Union could face a wave of returning battle-hardened Islamic State fighters from Syria unless it gets much tougher with Turkey.
President Donald Trump's announcement that he was pulling U.S. forces from northeast Syria paved the way for a Turkish offensive against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia.
They had been at the forefront of fighting against Islamic State and later guarding them as prisoners.
The Kurds are warning that fighters will try to cross the Syrian-Turkish border.
Amsterdam-based think tank, European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) hosted a Webinar titled, 'Rise of ISIS in South Asia', on the sidelines of the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. A panel of scholars, policy analysts and researchers in the field of terrorism and South Asian politics deliberated upon the origins of the Islamic State of Khorasan province, its main areas of operation and assessed its number of fighters mostly belonging to Pakistani origin.
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Turkish authorities have ordered the arrest of 82 people including members of a pro-Kurdish opposition party. The warrants are in relation to violent protests from 2014 against the siege by Islamic State of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. Adam Reed reports