Turkey's Defense Ministry said the woman, who was wanted on an Interpol notice for allegedly belonging to the Islamic State group, was caught, along with the children, by border security units while trying to sneak into the town of Reyhanli, in Hatay province. However, Australia seems to be backing away from taking her responsibility.
Mr Morrison responded by saying his job was to protect "Australia's interests".
"She wasn't out of her teen years when she left Australia to go there", he said. She reportedly traveled to Syria in 2014 to join IS. She was an Australian.
According to Defense Minister Peeni Henare, New Zealand Defense forces have six personnel remaining in the country, three are stationed in Afghanistan National Army Officer Academy and three others are deployed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation resolute support headquarters. Which also makes her a New Zealand citizen by birth.
"There's no suggestion that she or any of the Australian women there ever fought for Islamic State".
"(The woman) has resided in Australia since that time, has her family in Australia and left for Syria from Australia on her Australian passport".
But an uncontrite Mr Morrison said his only concern was the safety of Australians.
"The positive response from schools and students to the pilot has encouraged us to expand the initiative to all New Zealand schools". She was accompanied by two small children.
"New Zealand, frankly, is exhausted of having Australia exporting its problems", Ms Ardern said. She warned him again this morning after the woman's arrest was reported that a public lashing was imminent.
"I was then informed [this] year that Australia had unilaterally revoked the citizenship of the individual involved", she said. "We know that young children thrive best when surrounded by people who love them".
"I will finally add: If the shoe were on the other foot, we would take responsibility, that would be the right thing to do". "And I think Australians would agree with that".
On Tuesday an irate Ms Ardern said she had spoken with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison about the dual national in 2019 after she was detained with her two children after Western-backed Syrian Kurdish forces retook the final sliver of IS territory in Syria.
Morrison was unapologetic when asked about the move during a press conference in Canberra.
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