Place of Birth: Belgium;
Nationality: Moroccan, Belgian (striped in 2020);
Yassine Lachiri is a man convicted of terrorism in Belgium has been detained as he entered Bulgaria through its south-eastern border with Turkey.
He was handed over to Islamic State terrorists (IS) by Turkish authorities in exchange of hostages.
Lachiri was stripped of his Belgian nationality in his absence in 2020.
He is sought in relation to a 20-year jail sentence for terrorism handed to him by a court in an European Union country and a terrorism sentence of nine years and five months in Turkey.
Lachiri is reportedly close to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was believed to have been one of the 2015 Paris terrorist attack planners.
Brussels court sentenced Lachiri to 20 years in prison in his absence in 2015 as part of a larger trial of those involved in a terrorist recruitment network in Belgium.