COUNTER-TERRORISM police last night arrested a man at Heathrow Airport hours after Turkey said it had deported a British Daesh suspect.
Scotland Yard said the 26-year-old was held on ‘suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts’, adding that the arrest was ‘Syria-related’.
The suspect arrived on a flight from Turkey. The Home Office refused to disclose any details, saying it did not comment on individual cases.
Ankara said it had sent seven alleged Daesh fighters to Germany.
It has also deported an American suspect back to the US after he was denied entry to Greece.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week said he would return alleged Daesh members held in its prisons, or parts of Syria it controls, back to the countries they came from.
His threat came in response to an EU decision to impose sanctions on Ankara over its drilling for gas in Mediterranean waters off Cyprus.
Before visiting the US this week, he warned western governments: ‘You should revise your stance toward Turkey, which at the moment holds so many Daesh members in prison and at the same time controls those in Syria.
‘These gates will open and Daesh members will be sent to you. Then you can take care of your own problem.’