Turkey conferred citizenship to members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to names published in the Official Gazette, the national journal of Turkey.
Names of eight of 86 ISIS members whose assets were frozen were listed in the Official Gazette as citizens of Turkey.
Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Tekin Bingöl said, “We learn that identity cards and tax numbers were given to ISIS members. They were free to stay in Turkey, which we discovered when the information on the seizure of their assets was published in the Official Gazette.”
Names of eight ISIS members, from Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, whose assests were seized, were listed as citizens of Turkey in the appendix of decision no. 31447, which was signed by Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu and Lütfi Elvan.