Turkey’s Commitment to Combat Terrorism and Address the Syrian Crisis

Turkey’s Commitment to Combat Terrorism and Address the Syrian Crisis

Türkiye confirms that it will not leave space or ground for terrorist organizations on its borders

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan confirmed that his country will not leave room for any terrorist organization to operate freely on the territory of Syria and threaten Turkey’s security.

Fidan said that Turkey will not allow any space or ground for all terrorist organizations, including the “Kurdistan Workers’ Party” and its arm in Syria, the “Kurdish People’s Protection Units,” the largest component of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF), “ISIS,” and “ISIS.” Likewise, the circles that create imperialist plans in our region through these tools.”

Fidan added, in statements at the conclusion of his participation in the meetings of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sunday-Monday night, that the Syrian file still maintains its place on the international agenda, pointing to the continuation of the crisis that is producing unrest in this country.

He pointed out that in this context, he held a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, within the Astana process, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings, to discuss the situation in Syria.

He added that the United Nations Special Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, also participated in the meeting, which addressed the issues of continuing humanitarian aid, reviving the political process, violating the ceasefire, and security problems caused by terrorist organizations, especially the “Kurdistan Workers’ Party – Kurdish Units” and “ISIS.”

At the same time, on Monday, Turkish forces and factions of what is known as the “Syrian National Army,” loyal to Ankara, resumed shelling with heavy artillery villages controlled by “SDF” forces in the Tal Tamr countryside, northwest of Hasaka, from their concentration points within what is known as the Peace Spring area east of Al-Hasakah. Ras Al Ain.

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the bombing caused the destruction of a number of homes in the areas affected by the bombing, and put an electricity transmission station out of service. Which led to the interruption of electrical supply to the Tal Tamr area and the surrounding communities and villages.

The forces of the Tal Tamr Military Council, affiliated with the SDF, responded to the bombing with a guided missile targeting a Turkish military base in the village of Arisha in the Hasakah countryside, within the Peace Spring area under the control of Turkish forces and loyalist factions.

A photo from Pedersen’s X account of his meeting regarding Syria in the presence of the foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran in New York on September 22.

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On the other hand, the deadline granted by the Turkish authorities to Syrian refugees who moved to the state of Istanbul without holding a temporary protection card issued by the state has expired, and they are now obligated to return to the states whose cards they hold, with the exception of those who resided in the eleven states affected by the February 6 earthquake disaster ( February) last.

The Immigration Department asked Syrians holding temporary protection cards issued from other states to leave to their original places of residence, stressing that the deadline cannot be extended.

Last July, the Immigration Department in the state of Istanbul asked those who violated the residency requirements according to the states to return to their states in which they were registered no later than September 24, and allowed those who moved from the states affected by the earthquake to stay until further notice.

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In its first statement, the Immigration Department warned violators in Istanbul of deportation to northern Syria immediately if they did not leave by the specified date, but it changed the issue of deportation after numerous complaints from human rights organizations.

Starting Monday, the Turkish authorities began a campaign to verify the identities of Syrians, arrest violators, and return them to the states where they are registered.

2023-09-25 15:40:44
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