Displacement and emigration concerns highlighted by Head of Displaced Persons and Refugees Office in North and East Syria

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — The Head of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria’s (AANES) Office of Displaced Persons and Refugees Sheikhmous Ahmed discussed with Hawar News Agency on emigration as a significant issue impacting the Syrian populace, particularly the younger generation.

In areas occupied by Turkey and its Syrian National Army (SNA) proxies, beyond the issue of forced displacement, emigration remains endemic due to poor economic conditions, political repress, and corruption.

Ahmed stated that the occupying Turkish authority is pursuing various forms of alternative warfare to achieve its objective displacing the rightful inhabitants of the region and enact demographic change.

Ahmed further detailed the existence of networks operated by intelligence services under Ankara’s Special Warfare Department. These networks are reportedly focused on facilitating the unauthorized movement of young individuals from regions administered by AANES to empty the region of young talent.

He urged the youth to remain informed about the practices of the Turkish occupation state, which aims to reduce the presence of young people in the region through these efforts.

Concluding his commentary, Ahmed stressed that AANES is committed to safeguarding the region’s populace and future. He noting that the region’s management and protection are intrinsically linked to AANES’s efforts, which have the potential to thwart the Turkish occupation state’s intentions against the region as a whole.