Refugees return to Syria for Ramadan holiday

Refugees return to Syria for Ramadan holiday

Approximately 44,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into Syria so far ahead of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan Bayram, also known as Eid al-Fitr.

Wanting to spend the holiday in their homeland, Syrian refugees from all around Turkey come to the border crossings in the southern cities to go back to their hometowns.

Mona Mutayr, a displaced Syrian mother, prepares an Iftar meal in a field near

Especially the Cilvegözü border crossing in Hatay province and Öncüpınar border crossing in Kilis are the two points that enable the majority of the refugee movement into Syria.

So far, 29,000 refugees have crossed from Cilvegözü, while 15,000 crossed through Öncüpınar.

Öncüpınar for vaccinating children between the ages of 0-15 accompanying their families to the Syrian side. It is reported that the crossings will continue until May 31.

Following the operations, Turkey continued its activities in the provinces by putting emphasis on reconstruction, infrastructure and the formation of local administrations. The end result has been rewarding for Turkey as Syrian refugees, who were displaced from the region, started to return to their liberated hometowns and restart their lives.

Thanks to the operations, more than 311,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their hometowns that were liberated from terrorist elements, the Interior Ministry said in February.

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