Due to the escalating conflict between Turkey and Kurds, Denmark is now speeding up its bill to ban IS terrorists from their Danish citizenship. This is because there is a great risk of terrorists fleeing from camps in Kurdish-controlled areas, the government writes.
Reports of IS terrorists burning down and fleeing from camps in Kurdish-controlled areas after Turkey’s move into the area.
The emergency situation means that Denmark is now speeding up its bill to deprive the Islamists of their citizenship.
“The current situation in the border region between Turkey and Syria poses a significant risk that foreign fighters with Danish citizenship will soon be on their way to Denmark,” the government writes in a press release and continues:
“Therefore, the government will ask the Folketing to approve a bill as soon as possible, which will allow administratively to ban foreign nationals from dual citizenship their Danish citizenship. This means that Denmark will be able to deprive foreign nationals of their citizenship while they are still abroad.”
- There is a risk that the Kurdish-controlled IS camps in the border area will collapse and that foreign warriors with Danish citizenship will apply to Denmark. These are people who turned their backs on Denmark and violently fought against our democracy and freedom. They pose a threat to our security and are undesirable in Denmark, says the country’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen (S).
- The government will therefore do everything to prevent them from returning to Denmark, she points out.