Turkish “Jandarma” kills and injures 3 female Syrian citizens west of Idlib at the Syrian – Turkish border

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a woman by the bullets of the Turkish border guards, Jandarma, where they targeted Halab camp near Darkush town on the Syrian – Turkish border, and in the same context, 2 women were injured by bullets of the Turkish border guards while they were trying to cross into the Turkish territory from Darkush, raising to 431, the number of Syrian civilian killed by the bullets of Jandarma Forces since the start of the Syrian revolution, including 77 children under the age of eighteen and 41 women over the age of eighteen.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 6th of September 2019 that the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma” are still breaching the humanitarian and moral standards against the refugees on their borders, even those who survive their bullets at the border strip, meet another fate of beating and humiliating inside the border after being arrested, and in this context, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the Turkish Jandarma have tortured 8 Syrian citizens and brutally beat them for 4 hours, which caused injuries and bruises, where 5 members of the border guard forces took turns in beating and humiliating them yesterday after they tried to cross into the Turkish territory near Kawarku village north of Jisr Al-Shughur in Idlib countryside, then they were returned back to the Syrian territory.

And the SOHR published on the 5th of September 2019, that it monitored more violations against the displaced Syrians wishing to seek refuge in Turkey, those who search for safety they lost in cities and towns of the Syrian north. Where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that serval people including a child at least were injured by the Turkish border guards when they tried to enter the Turkish territory from the western countryside of Idlib on the border with Iskenderun at the Syrian – Turkish border.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 9th of August 2019 that the killing of Syrians continues on the Turkish border by the border guards “Jandarma”, where the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a young woman from al-Bu Omar village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, after being targeted by the Jandarma at the border with Iskenderun in Idlib countryside; while she was trying to cross to Turkey, and with more casualties it rose to 430 Syrian civilians at least, the number of people killed since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution, including 77 children under the age of eighteen and 40 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 8th of August 2019 that Turkish border guards continue to target the Syrians seeking safe haven on their territory to escape the horror of military operations in Syria, where the Syrian Observatory documented the injury of a child of al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, he was shot by the Turkish soldiers while he was trying to cross towards Turkey from Idlib countryside, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 7th of August 2019 that the Turkish arena is witnessing a state of await for the situation of the Syrian refugees there, in light of the restrictions and complex procedures the Turkish government has recently begun to follow for every Syrian who does not have a temporary protection card and resides in Turkey, especially om Istanbul state, in addition to all those who hold a temporary protection card –Kimlik– issued by one state but its holder resides in another state, where the Turkish authorities granted violators a deadline expires on the 20th of August 2019, but despite this deadline, the Turkish authorities continue their security operations against the Syrians in Istanbul and other states, where this deadline is very short and the refugee will not be able to move to another state leaving behind their houses and jobs to start once more a new journey, especially with the deterioration of wages for the Syrians, also the Turkish government has deported more than 6200 Syrians -mostly from Istanbul- to the north of Syria, where the Turkey-loyal factions and the Jihadi groups control, and many of those who were deported already have a temporary protection card, while Turkey remains committed to the motto of “al-Muhajreen and al-Ansar” allegedly, but its practices and previous policy of the government towards the Syrian war are contrary to its claims.

Hundreds of Syrians died in the search for a safe haven in the sister country of Turkey getting far away from the horror of war, but bullets of the border guards prevented them from entering Turkey illegally, the latest of these attempt was by a young man who was arbitrarily deported from Istanbul and tried to return to his family and children in Turkey by illegally entering the country, by he died by the  bullets of the border guards.

We at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, call on the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to intervene immediately and stop the forced deportation carried out by some members of the security forces against people who have a temporary protection card and people who do not have it, as there are people who have been deported who oppose the Syrian regime and the jihadist groups who are spread in Idlib province, and other areas controlled by the factions, amid an unknown fate pursue them and fears of being arrested by the jihadists.

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