The man was first sent to Greece on Monday at the request of the Turkish Ministry of the Interior. But Greece refused to accept him, and he was held in a "buffer zone" between countries for several days.
"Following the US commitment to issue a travel document, the necessary procedures have been initiated to send foreign terrorist fighters to the US," the ministry said Thursday.
The American was among several alleged ISIS fighters who were deported from Turkey this week, including one British and seven Germans.
The move takes place after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with US President Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday, where they discussed, among other things, the fight against ISIS.
In their joint press conference, Erdogan suggested that Turkey had thousands of ISIS affiliates in custody and was on their way to sending them back to "their countries of origin".
On Thursday night, the anti-terrorist police arrested a Briton on suspicion of "Syria-related" terrorist offenses in London's Heathrow A district. Emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 1
The police would neither confirm nor clarify to CNN if the arrested person was deported from Turkey as part of the return process The 26-year-old man was arrested after arriving in the UK at Heathrow airport on an inbound flight from Turkey ,
He was arrested on suspicion of preparing for terrorism under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 … and is currently in police custody, "it continues.
The UK Home Office told CNN that it did not comment on individual cases
Turkey announced last week that it would start sending ISIS fighters home This has long called for them, even for those fighters deprived of their citizenship.
Several euros European countries have refused According to a report by the state-run Turkish news agency Anadolu
the arrested foreign fighters are supposed to be taken into account because they were denationalized. Danish, Irish and French nationals are also to be deported as part of the repatriation Turkey, reported the state news agency Anadolu.
President Trump had previously urged the return of foreign fighters and called the European nations "an enormous disappointment" because they had not brought IS fighters home – and threatened to throw them to their doorsteps
On Monday, Trump ordered US troops to withdraw from Syria to pave the way for Turkey to launch a military operation. The operation was aimed at clearing a border area previously occupied by Kurdish fighters who saw Turkey as terrorists, but with whom the US had allied itself in the fight against ISIS.
On Thursday, US Special Representative for Syria and the Global Coalition for the Defeat of ISIS, Jim Jeffrey, announced that profits had been made against ISIS in the wake of the Turkish operation in northern Syria.