As part of the work of the Syrian-Turkish Joint Committee to follow up on the affairs of the Syrian refugees in Turkey, the Turkish authorities agreed to allow a number of the newly deported Syrian refugees to return to Turkey.
The returnees, who entered Turkey through Bab al-Hawa border crossing, were received by the Coordinator of the Syrian National Coalition’s Office of Refugees and Displaced Persons Amal Sheikho who confirmed that the returnees arrived safely. She thanked the Turkish government for its cooperation.
Sheikho said that the Coalition submitted a list of the names of Syrian refugees to the Turkish authorities within the work of the Joint Committee. After studying their cases, the Turkish authorities approved the return of six refugees as a first batch, pending approval of the rest of the names.
The Coalition has launched on its official website a special page to follow up on the affairs of Syrian refugees and residents in Turkey within the framework of the work of the Joint Committee.
The page allows Syrian nationals in Turkey who have certain issues to submit their information and documents to be examined with the Turkish authorities.
The Joint Committee comprises the Turkish Deputy Minister of the Interior, the head of the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management, and a number of senior Interior Ministry officials. The Syrian side includes the Coalition president, the relevant Coalition officials, and a number of Turkey-based Syrian organizations. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)