Thousands of foreign fighters from all over the world are believed to have joined terrorist organizations, including Daesh, fighting in Syria and Iraq.
Turkish authorities has taken legal measures against 269 people, 45 of whom were jailed, for being members of a terrorist organization, according to a Gaziantep Governorate statement Wednesday.
They took administrative measures against 202 other suspects who tried to enter Syria during the last four years.
According to the statement, 269 people from 27 countries were charged with "being a member of a terrorist organization."
Forty-five of them were imprisoned and 49 others deported.
The nationalities of the 269 people who faced legal measures were: 173 from Turkey, 27 from Russia, nine from Germany, six from Kazakhstan, five from Eastern Turkistan, four from Tajikistan, three from Trinidad and Tobago, three from Uzbekistan, three Libyans, two each from Belgium, Tunisia, China, Italy and Azerbaijan as well as one person each from the Central Africa Republic, Bangladesh, Georgia, Morocco, France, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Egypt and Bahrain.
Also, 202 suspects from 34 countries faced administrative measures, including 165 people who were deported from the country.
The suspects' nationalities were: 37 Syrians, 32 Russians, 18 Indonesians, 12 from Eastern Turkistan, 12 South Africans, nine from Mauritius, seven from Austria, six each from Morocco, France, Jordan, five each from Libya and Uzbekistan, four each from Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, three each from Turkmenistan, Maldives, Venezuela and two each from Azerbaijan, Germany, Bosnia Herzegovina, Pakistan, Tunisia and Austria, Palestine, Nigeria, Canada, Iraq, Portugal, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
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