المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The body of a media activist from Idlib was found, the Turkish border guards are accused of killing him

Idlib Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several intersecting sources that the body of a media activist from the countryside of Idlib; was found dead near the Syrian – Turkish border days after losing contact with him, where the Turkish border guards were accused of shooting and killed him while he was trying to reach the Turkish territory, where the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that a young man due to a gunshot, local sources said that its source was the forces of the Turkish Border Guard, where they shot him while he was trying to cross the border to Turkey from the countryside of Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published earlier that  the SOHR monitored the death of two young men in the countryside of Hasaka, where they were killed by the Turkish border guards, and local sources told the SOHR that the two young men were arrested by the Turkish forces during their attempts to reach the Turkish side and they were tortured to death and then their dead bodies were dumped on the Syrian – Turkish borders in Ras Al-Ain area (Seri Kanya)

the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored days ago the death of a child girl from Abu Sharqah village in Idlib countryside, after being shot by the Turkish border guard forces, when she was near the border line, which is near the area of Kafr Luseen crossing, in the north-western countryside of Idlib, and this area is considered the crossing through which the Turkish forces enter the area to the Turkish observatory points in Hama, Idlib and Aleppo countryside, and a child girl of the displaced people of al-Kadam neighbourhood of Damascus was killed after being shot by the Turkish border guards, while she was attempting to cross into the Turkish territory from Darkush area on the Syrian-Turkish border, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 1st of April 2018, that about 15 citizens most of them are displaced people from the Eastern Ghouta -including children and women- were injured when the Turkish Jandarma pursuit them while attempting to enter the Syrian-Turkish border to reach their relatives, however, the fact that they were shot by Turkish Jandarma caused their bus to be overturned and the driver to fled, while the wounded and who were in the bus were transferred to hospitals in Antakya area, amid fears of being arrested or violated by the forces of the Turkish border Guards.

It has increased to 357 at least, including 68 child and 34 citizen women above the age of eighteen, the number of the casualties documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights since the start of the Syrian revolution, all of them were killed in the continued targeting by the Turkish border guards for the Syrian citizens who escaped from the military operation in their areas towards places in which they can find a safe haven that keeps them away of the death that is following them in their country Syria, in order for their children to have a better life and their fate doesn’t end up to be like the fate of more than 20 thousands children killed since the start of the Syrian revolution, or the fate of tens of thousands of other children who had permanent disabilities, or the fate of thousands of children who were dragged into the military operation and turned into fighters and bombers, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published at the end of July 2017, that The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received in the past month and weeks several videos shows the victims of the Turkish border guards, of who were killed while they were trying to find a safe haven in Turkey, while a lot of the videos showed the Turkish border guards assaulting Syrian citizens after being arrested during their attempts to cross the border line, where members of the Turkish border guards beat and insult them, the last video SOHR has received was on Sunday the 30th of July 2017, and the video showed assault by hands and by a whip on several arrested young men, the video showed the young men being beaten brutally and insulted intentionally while being asked: “what do you have in Turkey to come to it? And are you smugglers?! Are you going to come to Turkey again?!”, then one of the members called his friend and commanded him to beat one of the arrested young men, and told the member who was recording the video: send me the video so I can publish it on WhatsApp, then he threatened them in case they returned to Turkey, saying: “If you are afraid of beaten why did you come to Turkey, do you want us to treat you good?!

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