Media sources reported that a number of Turkish mayors and military officers have asked the Syrian families who live in some villages in the Turkish city of Antioch to vacate their homes and leave the area urgently.
Reports say that, a few days ago, mayors and military officers went to the villages of “Haji Pasha, Amso, Juma, Bishrieh and Qalamas”, and asked the Syrian residents to leave it within 48 hours.
According to sources, about 15,000 Syrian refugees, including men, women and children, live in these villages, who work in agriculture, livestock and other work.
It is worth noting that a German humanitarian organisation restored and rehabilitated dozens of abandoned homes inside these villages and gave them to the Syrian refugees after it concluded an agreement with the district mayor not to evict the Syrians from these homes no earlier than two years to come in the least.
In addition to that, a large number of Syrians officially own homes and shops in these villages, but the warning included everyone and did not distinguish between anyone.
The sources stated that no official decision has been issued by the Turkish government department in this regard, and the action is specific to this group, whose motives are not yet known.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee calls on the Turkish authorities to intervene immediately to stop this act, which would entail grave violations of the rights of Syrian refugees, which, if implemented, may cause catastrophic living problems for these people at this time of winter.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee