Türkiye is working to make sure the secure and dignified return of Syrians to their houses and this might solely be attainable after holding severe discussions with the opposite aspect, Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın mentioned Wednesday.
Noting that Ankara has created zones on the Türkiye-Syria border to facilitate the return of Syrian asylum seekers, Kalın mentioned the problem shouldn’t be one thing that may be solved in a single day.
“Who’s a powerful chief who can attend talks with Syria? How will it’s accomplished and beneath which framework? These should not simple issues,” Kalın mentioned, including that Ankara wants assurances to ensure that the Syrian asylum seekers who return to their houses don’t come again in larger teams.
Saying that Türkiye has already launched the method by holding discussions with Russia, Iran and Syria, Kalın famous that the problem must be solved in a humanitarian approach that won’t be a monetary burden on Türkiye.
“When you say you’ll repatriate them tomorrow, then individuals with frequent sense will begin questioning its viability,” Kalın mentioned, referring to the primary opposition Republican Folks’s Social gathering (CHP)-led Nation’s Alliance’s pledge to return Syrians to their houses.
Kalın famous that over 500,000 Syrians have completely returned to their houses thus far.
Referring to the talks with Syria, Kalın mentioned Damascus prioritizes one level within the negotiation desk, whereas Türkiye prioritizes three, together with stopping the threats posed by the PKK terrorist group’s Syrian wing, the YPG, the participation of Kurds – not affiliated with the YPG/PKK – in the way forward for Syria, the secure return of Syrians to their houses not simply within the north however their hometowns throughout the nation.
“We’re not speaking about bringing them to the border space, we’re discussing their organized return to their houses,” he mentioned.
Referring to the truth that the opposition-held Idlib province is at the moment overcrowded by 2.5 million individuals, Kalın mentioned the quadrilateral negotiations will intention to make sure that individuals from Aleppo, Damascus and southern provinces are in a position to return to their houses.
By way of “voluntary return bureaus” arrange in 12 provinces with excessive refugee populations, refugees are in a position to cross the border beneath the precept of “secure, voluntary and dignified return” because the Migration Administration Directorate of the Inside Ministry says.
Up to now, greater than 554,000 Syrians returned to their nation, significantly to the areas liberated from terrorist teams with the help of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The Turkish military was behind operations Euphrates Defend, Olive Department and Peace Spring to make sure the protection of areas in Türkiye’s north, instantly throughout the Turkish border, which has been beneath the specter of terror assaults from Syria.
By way of the help of Türkiye, liberated areas have seen enchancment in every day life, from new colleges and hospitals to higher infrastructure.