Dutch woman, Muslim convert, Algerian, arrested in Turkey on terrorism charges

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A 24-year-old Dutch woman from Apeldoorn has been arrested in Turkey, on suspicion of having links with the terrorist organisation IS.

The woman, whose identity is being kept secret by the foreign affairs ministry but was named as “Xaviera Rose-Claire Swagemakers” by Turkish media, was arrested during an operation, in the southeast of the country, Turkish security service sources said.
According to one website 14 people were arrested in total.
On her side, Swagemakers, who has been included on the Dutch terrorism watchlist since 2016, is suspected of entering Turkey from Syria.
Whereas, An Algerian national who lives in the Netherlands was also arrested in the sweep, he was named in Turkish media as “Mokhtar Mekkaoui”, who was branded an undesirable alien by the Dutch authorities in 2009 and added to the sanctions list in 2017, according to the “AD”.

Samira SALAH



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