The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In 48 hours | Turkish authorities arbitrarily deport nearly 95 Syrian refugees to Syria

Turkish authorities have arbitrarily deported nearly 95 Syrian refugees, who possess the temporary protection card “Kimlik”, during the past 48 hours, through “Bab Al-Hawa” crossing northern of Idlib and “Bab Al-Salama” crossing in A’zaz countryside northern of Aleppo, towards Syria.

Accordingly, the number of Syrian refugees who were deported by the Turkish authorities in 2023 has risen to 165.

This comes in the framework of the Turkish plan of forcibly decorating Syrian refugees towards the “safe zone” claimed by Turkey in the areas of “Euphrates Shield,” “Olive Branch” and “Peace Spring” which are under the control of Turkish forces and their proxy factions.

On January 24, the Turkish authorities deported nearly 40 Syrian refugees from Turkey, who hold the Turkish temporary protection card “Kimlik,” via Bab Al-Salama crossing in Azaz countryside, north of Aleppo, towards areas under the control of Turkish forces and their proxy factions in northern Syria, with a view to settling them in the alleged “safe zone.”

On January 18, Turkish authorities moved over 30 Syrian refugees including women and children, who had recently entered Turkish territory, to centres of the Directorate of Migration in Kilis area south of Turkey, preparing to deport them to Syria.