"Observation" post in Murek | Turkish forces and Al-Sham Corps refrain from paying financial dues for more than 25 months • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“Observation” post in Murek | Turkish forces and Al-Sham Corps refrain from paying financial dues for more than 25 months

The owner of the land, on which the Turkish observation post has been established in Murek, continues asking Al-Sham Corps to pay the rent of his land, since the military corps had mediated between the land owner and Turkish forces to establish the observation post on his land. However, the Turkish forces and Al-Sham Corps still evade paying the rent due of the land for nearly two years and three months.


Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that the Turkish-backed Al-Sham Corps has informed the land owner that the contract is not recognized, and he can do nothing until the factions return to Murek.


It is worth noting that the land belongs to (M.M.), who keeps trying to get the financial dues, but all his efforts have failed, and he receives nothing but lies and unfulfilled promises by Turkish forces and the factions.


Observatory sources reported early this year that Turkish forces, stationed at “Observation” post in Murek town in northern rural, continued to refrain from paying the rent of the land on which the post is located.


SOHR reliable sources confirmed that the Turks had not paid the land’s rents due for a year and a half to its owner, (M.M.).


SOHR sources said that the land owner agreed with Al Sham Corps faction, which has strong ties to Turkey, that the lessee had to pay $700 for each dunam of land. However, no terms of the contract were fulfilled, as the Turks never paid the rents due. Moreover, the contract expired in early June and was not renewed, despite the fact that Turkish forces remained in positions, but on the contrary, Turkish forces expanded their presences by taking more plots of the land and started cutting down pistachio trees.


On many occasions, (M.M.) uselessly tried hard to collect his dues, but “Turkish officers” told him that they had informed their leaders and awaiting a response. “The landowner complained to ‘Al Sham Corps’ faction, as it has strong ties to Turkey, but in vain,” said SOHR sources.


It is worth noting that the ninth Turkish post in Murek was established to monitor the “ceasefire”. However, it monitored nothing over the past months but the Russian and regime forces advances and seizure  of the entire northern rural Hama, which brought the post within the regime-controlled areas.

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