Dangerous escalation | Turkey forcibly deports 150 Syrian refugees including university students • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Dangerous escalation | Turkey forcibly deports 150 Syrian refugees including university students

SOHR warns against forcible deportation of Syrian refugees from Turkey to Syria

Reliable sources have informed SOHR that the Turkish authorities have deported several Syrians from Istanbul city to Syria via “Bab Al-Salamh” crossing in Aleppo countryside.

According to sources, the total number of the forcibly deported Syrians is 150 persons, most of whom carries the temporary protection card (Kimlik) and some carries work permissions or official residence while some other were studying in Turkish universities.

According to some young men, the Turkish security forces have beaten and insulting the deported Syrians during their arrest and have forced them to sign deportation decision documents.

This is not the first time that the Turkish authorities have deported Syrian refugees as many others were deported before on pretext of not having the temporary protection card (Kimlik) or for some unimportant violations.

We, at SOHR, warn against the forcible deportation of the Syrian refugees and call for protecting them in Turkey and to hold the Turkish authorities responsible for the forcible deportation’s repercussions such as losing jobs, studies or families in Turkey.