A group of Syrian refugees were settled in the residences of Kurds who were forced out of Syria’s northern border city of Girê Spî (Tell Abyad) after the Turkish occupation in October 2019, Mezopotamya News Agency (MA) reported on Friday.
Turkey have also recently sped up the construction of houses in the western parts of the district, according to sources who spoke to MA.
The Turkish administration reportedly promised to give the relocated refugees a document that would enable them to visit Turkey four times a year if they continued to live in the new settlements.
According to a recent report by the Afrin-Syrian Human Rights Organisation, the first group of 100 Syrians came from Homs, Aleppo, Idlib and Eastern Ghouta to Girê Spi under the surveillance of Turkey and proxy groups.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on the 3rd of May that houses will be built to resettle one million Syrians in northern Syria.
As the Turkish administration has been systematically displacing the Kurdish population in occupied territories like Girê Spî and Afrin to impose a demographic change, the recent plans to relocate large groups of Syrian refugees in Kurdish-majority districts also signify an attempt to address an increasing discontent in Turkey over the presence of millions of Syrian refugees.