Police are investigating Suhayra Aden, woman allegedly linked to Islamic State, being sent to New Zealand

Newshub can reveal police are investigating Suhayra Aden, the woman with alleged terrorist links, who is being deported to New Zealand from Turkey. 

Suhayra Aden, a New Zealand citizen, has two young children meaning New Zealand has legal obligations for their wellbeing. But their mother could face strict restrictions when she gets here. 

Aden was arrested on the Turkish-Syrian border earlier this year, and was classified by authorities there as a terrorist. Her children are one of the reasons New Zealand will take her back. 

"These are children who through no fault of their own are in dire circumstances," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. 

There's also a legal obligation. Aden's a dual-citizen, she moved to Australia when she was six. But her citizenship there was revoked, making her New Zealand's responsibility.

"Our view was that Australia did have obligations here," Ardern says. 

It's a softer view than the position Ardern took earlier this year, when she said: "I think New Zealand is tired, frankly, of having Australia export its problems."

The issue was raised face-to-face when Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited Queenstown this year. 

"Ms Aden is not an Australian citizen," Morrison said, in contrast to Ardern who said New Zealand "reiterate our ongoing view of the cancellation of citizenship". 

With Turkey set to deport the family, New Zealand could prepare or have them just land at our border. Either way, they were coming.

"A lot of work has been done over the past few months to make sure this is done safely, with the community particularly in mind," Ardern says. 

Those measures are top secret but under the new anti-terror law, Aden could be barred from areas like airports or gun clubs without a police escort, blocked from having a passport, stopped associating with specific individuals, and have restricted - or no - access to the internet. 

"It's great that we've got this ready to go," says Waikato University Professor Al Gillespie. 

"It's much better than someone arriving back from a war zone and potentially being a risk in the country but us not being able to deal with them."

It's up to police to probe possible terrorist links and police have confirmed they are investigating Aden.

Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft just hopes the children will be left to just be Kiwis.

"This is our chance to show them there's a better way and New Zealand can help grow fantastic citizens."

We saw less anger from Ardern on Monday - she didn't take a swing at Australia as she has in the past. 

That could be because the Aussies have promised to consult New Zealand if this situation ever arises again, rather than just blindsiding New Zealand by quietly cancelling a dual national's citizenship.