President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem Al-Meslet, met the Turkish Minister of Family and Social Services, Mrs. Derya Yanık to discuss with her the challenges and problems that Syrian nationals in Turkey are facing.
The meeting came as part of a tour that Al-Meslet begun in the Turkish capital, Ankara, where he will visit Turkish ministries and representatives of the Turkish parties with the aim of checking up on the needs of Syrian nationals. He was accompanied by SOC’s member Basma Muhammed.
Al-Meslet discussed prospects for more cooperation with the Ministry of Family and Social Services and the UN organizations to meet the needs of Syrians residing in Turkey under temporary protection.
Al-Meslet thanked Turkey for the various services it is providing to the Syrians residing on its territory. He pointed to the need to spare the Syrians the blackmail they are being subjected to at the hands of the Assad regime by providing them with official documents, stressing that this issue should be under the UN supervision.
Yanık pointed out that her Ministry is providing aid to Syrian children, people with disabilities, and orphaned children in cooperation with UNICEF and other UN agencies. She stressed the importance of continued cooperation and coordination with the SOC and other Syrian institutions in order to improve the services provided to Syrian refugees.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)