Hundreds of Syrian Turkmens flee to TurkeyJuly 20, 2012 at 8:26 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Hundreds of Syrian Turkmens flee to Turkey
Sadeddin Molla, a Syrian Turkmen who defected toTurkey on July 11, said regime forces had been shelling the Turkmen villages in the Bayır-Bucak district of Syria, which is close to the Turkish border, for the last two days. They have also been evacuating the Turkmen villages located between Tartus and Homs for the last month.
‘Regime burning forests’
“The villages of Karaman, Yamada, Ablaklı, Murtlu and Kulcuk have been under particularly heavy bombardment for the last two days. They have killed hundreds of Turkmens over the last month,” Molla said. He said the regime had also been burning the forests in the border area. “There are around 27 Turkmen villages in this area and these people are either being killed or forced to leave their villages. We are experiencing a disaster,” Molla said.July/13/2012