After pledging to evacuate Syrians | Turkish authorities deport 100 Syrian refugees from Turkey • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After pledging to evacuate Syrians | Turkish authorities deport 100 Syrian refugees from Turkey

The Turkish authorities have deported nearly 100 Syrian refugees through “Bab Al-Salama” border crossing, under the name of “the voluntary return”. This comes after Turkish authorities pledged to evacuate Turkey’s lands from Syrians by 2023.

Accordingly, the number of people who were deported by the Turkish authorities during October have raised to 2,301 Syrian refugees, who hold the “temporary protection” cards (Kimlik), handed to them by the Turkish Immigration Departmenet.

Turkey continues the housing of Syrian refugees in areas that it controlled during 2018 and 2019 within the “Olive Branch” and “Euphrates Shield” areas northern of Syria which is known as the “Safe Area”, aiming to force its past policy to make demographic changes in those areas to obtain an international legitimacy in areas under Turkish control in Syria.

On October 28, SOHR activists reported that Turkish authorities deported 120 Syrian refugees to Syrian territory, under the name of “voluntary return”, through Bab Al-Salama crossing on borders after they were forcibly displaced.
According to reliable SOHR sources, most young men who held the “temporary protection” cards (Kimlik), handed to them by the Turkish Immigration Department.