Bab al-Hawa Reveals Number of Syrians Deported from Turkey During October

The total number of travellers to and from Turkey through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing reached 17,265, including 2,120 women, according to Baladi News.

The management of the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey revealed the number of Syrians who entered and returned from Turkey last November, including those who were forcibly deported by the Turkish authorities.

The crossing administration said in a statement on Sunday that the total number of travellers to and from Turkey through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing reached 17,265, including 2,120 women and 15,145 men.

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It explained that these travellers were divided into 7,770 people who left Syrian territory for Turkey and 9,495 people who entered Syrian territory through the crossing from Turkey.

It pointed out that the number of Syrian refugees deported by the Turkish authorities from its territory during the past month reached 1,167 people, while the crossing granted entry permission to Turkish territory to 1,359 patients to receive treatment in its hospitals.

The number of travellers working in trade reached 3,673, and those working within humanitarian, service and medical organizations 2,425, while 223 people obtained permission from the governor on the Turkish side, and 90 people transited.

The Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey is the only artery of commercial life in northwestern Syria and the only humanitarian port through which all relief convoys enter northwest Syria.

 

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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