The Syrian team in the Syrian-Turkish Joint Committee held its internal periodic meeting and discussed issues of concern to Syrian nationals in Turkey, chief among them the economic conditions and ways to improve them. It also discussed the issues that the Committee managed to resolve in cooperation with the Turkish authorities.
Participants in the meeting emphasized that the Committee has played an exceptional role in recent months by resolving many legal issues for Syrian refugees in Turkey. They stressed the importance of intensifying efforts in the coming period to achieve sound legal conditions at all levels throughout the Turkish territory.
They also stressed the importance of increasing coordination with the Turkish authorities, especially in issues such as integration of Syrian refugees into Turkish society as a way to address the online provocation campaigns against Syrian refugees. These campaigns aim to destabilize the bonds of brotherhood between the Syrian and Turkish peoples. The Committee works in cooperation with the Turkish government to confront such campaigns and to emphasize the importance of the common history and culture between the two brotherly peoples.
The Syrian-Turkish Joint Committee was set up through a proposal by SOC and the Turkish Ministry of Interior with the aim of settling the affairs of Syrian refugees in Turkey and addressing their conditions following a meeting between former SOC President, Anas Abdah, and the Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on July 24, 2019.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)