Turkey says it will send prisoners of the Islamic State to countries of origin

ISTANBUL: Interior Minister said Saturday Turkey He would send the captured members of the Islamic State back to their home countries, and he complained about European inaction in that regard.

"That is not acceptable to us. It's also irresponsible," he said of Europe leaving Turkey to deal with the prisoners alone. "We will send the captured Daesh members to their countries," he told reporters, using another name for Islamic State.

Turkey has captured some escaped IS members in northeastern Syria during the last month after he launched a military incursion there.