Turkish regime deports refugees to Syrian war

This July 2019 video says about itself:

Turkey: Syrian refugees deplore upcoming raids and deportations in Istanbul

Syrian refugees expressed their concern and criticism towards authorities in Istanbul that set a four-week deadline for Syrians with a Temporary Protection Identification Document (TPID) to return to the provinces they are registered in or to face a forced transfer. The August 20 deadline was issued via a statement from the Istanbul Governor’s Office on Monday.

According to that statement, Syrians are required to carry their TPID or passports on them at all times.

A refugee residing in Istanbul shared his fear following the announced deportations: “We reach home terrified. Until we reach home we fear that someone might stop us, talk to us, or so. This is not the way we used to live. Where is the humanity?”

He added that “there is no work except in Istanbul, they are targeting us a lot. We are refugees; I raise my voice to the countries of the world pleading with them to stand with us. Everyone is deporting us, no one is supporting us at all, this is not right. Turkey hosted us for seven years, then finally they are sick of us.”

Another Syrian refugee said that “they capture them on the way, here, and in the streets, whoever does not have a TPID is taken and deported without taking into consideration that they have families and children.”

Istanbul authorities indicated that about 547,479 Syrians are under temporary protection in the Turkish capital.

Some media reported that hundreds of Syrians mainly residing in Istanbul have allegedly been deported back to areas in northern Syria, including the province of Idlib.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Turkey beat, threatened and misled Syrian refugees back to war zones

TURKEY illegally deported Syrian refugees ahead of their anticipated “safe zone” action, Amnesty International (AI) said yesterday.

Turkish police beat and threatened refugees into signing documents stating they were asking to return to war zones in Syria, the organisation found through interviews.

Others were told that they were signing a registration document which confirmed that they had received a blanket from a detention centre, or a form that expressed their desire to remain in Turkey.

The government has claimed that those who returned to Syria did so voluntarily.

Records from the Turkish authorities claim that 315,000 people have returned to Syria voluntarily.

AI researcher on refugee and migrants’ rights Anna Shea said: “Turkey’s claim that refugees from Syria are choosing to walk straight back into the conflict is dangerous and dishonest.

The European Union and the rest of the international community, instead of devoting their energies to keeping people seeking asylum from their territories, should dramatically increase resettlement commitments for Syrian refugees from Turkey.”

Senior Isis commander alleges Turkey‘s President ordered 2014 attack on Kobane: here.

The Communist volunteers fighting the Turkish invasion of Syria. A foreign fighter in the INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM BATTALION talks about the war to defend Rojava and the role of global solidarity: here.

THE case against Turkey for a chemical weapons attack during its invasion of northern Syria continued to grow today after the testimony of a doctor who treated the victims confirmed the use of white phosphorus: here.

CHEMICAL weapons inspectors have abandoned investigations into the alleged use of white phosphorus by Turkey on Kurds in northern Syria, saying on Saturday it falls outside of their remit. International investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said they would not examine tissue samples from victims of last month’s attack because white phosphorus injuries are produced by thermal, rather than chemical, properties: here.

Growing tensions between Turkish and Syrian military forces in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province erupted into bloody fighting yesterday. Dozens of Syrian soldiers were killed after Turkish forces blamed forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for shelling Turkish positions, leading to the death of six Turkish soldiers. This violence threatens to escalate into a direct confrontation between Turkey, a NATO member state, and the Syrian regime’s nuclear-armed ally, Russia: here.

Fighting mounts as Washington backs Turkish attack on Syria, Russia: here.

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