Coordinator of the Syrian National Coalition’s Office of Syrian Communities Abroad Yahya Maktabi, paid a five-day visit to the Turkish city of Sanliurfa during which he met with a number of personalities, dignitaries and activists in the Syrian community in order to establish a council for the Syrian community in the city.
The visit came within the framework of the plan developed by the Office to encourage the formation of a council for the Syrian communities in all cities and countries where Syrians are hosted given the importance of organizing the work of Syrian communities and their important, influential role in the current stage and the future of Syria.
The idea of establishing a community council in Sanliurfa has been welcomed by all segments of Syrian society as the move aims to function as a big house for Syrians regardless from regional, ideological, professional and other affiliations.
Maktabi stressed the need for the community to revive a spirit of harmony and communication between the Syrian people, strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and friendship between the Syrian people and Turkish society through various social, cultural activities and events.
Maktabi was a guest at a dinner that was hosted in the honor of the Governor of Sanliurfa, Abdullah Erin, and senior officials in the office of the governor by the Akidat tribe. Both sides discussed the problems facing members of the Syrian community and ways to provide facilitations and address their legal situation. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)