Turkiye set to deport 'Islamic State Beatle' to UK

Turkiye set to deport
# 30 June 2022 15:58 (UTC +04:00)

An alleged member of an Islamic State (IS) execution cell dubbed “the Beatles” is scheduled to be deported from Turkiye to the UK within days, Middle East Eye can exclusively reveal, APA reports citing Middle East Eye.

Aine Davis, who is originally from London, was convicted of membership of IS in 2017 and sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison after being arrested by Turkish security forces in Istanbul in November 2015.

He is currently being held at Ankara’s Sincan prison but is due to be released and scheduled to be deported to the UK on 9 July, MEE has learnt.

However, procedures such as a mandatory comprehensive health check and his appearance in front of a probation board may delay his release by a few months.

Two other men arrested at the same time and convicted alongside Davis have already been released, MEE understands.

Davis has been identified in the British media as a member of the so-called “Beatles” cell responsible for guarding and executing western hostages in the period when the militant group controlled large areas of territory in Syria and Iraq. He was dubbed "Jihadi Paul" by the media.