Secretary-General of the Syrian National Coalition, Abdelbaset Abdullatif, and members of the Coalition’s presidential body and political committee met Deputy Chair of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Hatay province, Mr. Necdet Berk, and discussed with him the affairs of the Syrian community in the cities of Hatay and Reyhanli and ways to improve their living conditions.
Abdullatif praised the warm welcome given to the Syrian refugees in Turkey, stressing that both the Turkish government and people have stood with the Syrian people through thick and thin out of deep sense of their humanitarian duty towards their Syrian brethren.
Member of the political committee, Ahmed Ramadan, stressed the importance of the efforts being made by the Turkish authorities in the province to organize the work of the Syrian community. He also stressed the need for constant communication with the Turkish authorities as he praised the efforts to organize training and rehabilitation programs for Syrian refugees.
Member of the political committee, Abdul Majeed Barakat, pointed to the importance of educating the Syrian community on the Turkish laws as essential to sparing them many of the problems facing them in Turkey. He called for cooperation with the official Turkish institutions in this regard.
For his part, Berk welcomed the suggestions put forward by the Coalition members, stressing the importance of the issues that were raised during the meeting and the ideas presented to follow up on the affairs of the Syrian nationals in Turkey.
The two sides stressed the bonds of friendship and historical relationship between the Syrian and Turkish peoples and the importance of strengthening the bonds of fraternity and cooperativeness. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)