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The United States supports Turkey's "legitimate interests" in Syria's last rebel bastion of Idlib, and its presence in the province, James Jeffrey, the U.S. special envoy for Syria engagement and fight against ISIL, has said.
In an interview with private broadcaster NTV, Jeffrey said that the U.S. supports Turkey's interests in Idlib.
"We support Turkey's presence," he added.
Turkey detained four suspects linked to the ISIL terror group, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 11.
Turkey detained 10 suspects linked to the ISIL terror group in Ankara, security sources said on Jan. 29.
Anti-terror police carried out raids at the addresses of suspects, said sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The suspects were in contact with people in conflict zones and were plotting terrorist attacks, according to the police.
A Frenchman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for seeking to recruit dozens of youths to fight as jihadists in Syria and for leading a brigade of French-speaking Islamists in the war-torn country.
Mourad Fares, 35, fled Syria in 2014, and was arrested in Turkey and handed over to French authorities the same year.
Turkey deported a foreign terrorist to Denmark, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry on Jan. 16.
Without naming the terrorist group, the ministry said in a statement that Turkey will continue returning foreign terrorists to their home countries.
Turkey deported nearly 780 foreign terrorists back to their countries in 2019.