Turkey is not a ‘hotel’ for ISIL fighters, President Erdogan told Western nations [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]

A suspected US citizen who fought with the armed group ISIL and is trapped in no-man’s land between the Turkish and Greek border is “not our problem”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. 

Turkish news reports said on Monday an American who was deported by Turkey was caught in the heavily militarised zone between Greece and Turkey after Greek authorities refused to take him in.

Asked to comment on the reports, Erdogan said in televised remarks: “Whether they are stuck there at the border it doesn’t concern us. We will continue to send them. Whether they take them or not, it is not our problem.”

A Turkish official told AFP news

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