Turkey deports Iranian-Kurdish asylum seekers to Azzaz, Syria

Turkish police have handed over nine young men from Paveh in Kermanshah province to the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group in northern Syria instead of deporting them to Iran.

The nine refugees were transferred to the northern Syrian city of Azzaz and are being held in a Turkish-backed Syrian opposition camp.

The nine men, who entered Turkey legally and stayed for three months and are said to have planned to leave Turkey for Europe, were arrested by militants in the jungles near Istanbul on August 22, 2021.

Instead of deporting them to Iran, they were handed over to the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra in northern Syria.


Turkey has handed over 9 refugees from Paveh to Jabhat al-Nusra

The families of these people, whose exact whereabouts and condition are not known, have expressed concern about the fate of their loved ones.

Informed sources report that al-Nusra has demanded $ 2,000 for the release of each of these asylum seekers.

The identities of the nine asylum seekers are:

Bahman Shadravan,
Masoud Heidari,
Saeed Ahmadi,
Damavand Pakseresht,
Afshar Rostami,
Hedayat Rokhzadi,
Arman Rashidi,
Mobin Valdebeigi,
Fardin Darvishpour.

Another 54 Kurdish citizens from cities in the Kurdistan Region have been deported to Syria by Turkish security forces.

The Iranian government unfortunately remains silent about the fate of these people.

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