What stops return of Syrians in Turkey to area held by Turkish forces?

Source:al Monitor Date:31Jan2020

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Hamdo said fewer than expected are returning “because many are committed to schools and jobs in Turkey. The next few months are likely to witness more refugees returning to the Peace Spring area, especially during the summer.”

Amin al-Abd, director of the Tell Abyad council’s media office, said that while hundreds of refugees have returned to the SNA-controlled areas, there are many complicating factors. “The local council has an annual plan for the rehabilitation of the services facilities. There are, however, some obstacles down this road, as the area is disconnected from the rest of the SFA-liberated areas, not to mention the deteriorating security situation because of SDF actions and terrorist attacks, which greatly contribute to creating chaos and fear among people,” he said.