Turkish occupation resettles families of its mercenaries in the homes of IDPs

TAL ABYAD – As part of the demographic change carried out by the Turkish state after its occupation of Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ain) and Tal Abyad, which displaced most of the original inhabitants of these regions, Turkey has begun to bring the families of its mercenary forces, especially Turkmen groups, and settled them in the evacuated cities.

Turkish occupation authorities settled 85 mercenary families in the Rish Ayno and Tal Tamr regions.

Sixty families of the Sultan Murad Division, who have been documented committing human rights violations in Afrin and elsewhere, have been moved from Idlib and Homs to Rish Ayno via the Ceylanpınar border crossing. This was done following the settlement of 1,500 other families of mercenaries in the city and its rural areas.

In the area around Tal Tamr, attacks on villages continue with the objective of emptying and occupying them. The occupation force settled several families in the villages it has already occupied, including five families in Khirbet Jammu village and 20 families in Qurain Hiras.

In Tal Abyad, over 180 families from the Azaz region entered through the border crossing. In the town of Ein al-Arus, which is in the Tal Abyad administrative district, ISIS women, who managed to escape from Ein Issa camp, have been resettled.

It is reported that the recent Turkish invasion of North and East Syria has caused the displacement of over 300,000 people from Tal Abyad, Rish Ayno, and the areas outside of Tal Tamr.