FSA member claims Turkey offered citizenship for families of killed fighters

Mustafa Sejari, of al-Muatasim Brigade posted a tweet on March 13 announcing that Turkey has decided to allow the families of every Syrian fighter killed in the ongoing battles the right to acquire Turkish citizenship.

Sejari added that opportunities offered by “hospitable and generous Turkey” include:

  • Granting citizenship to parents, if the fighter is unmarried.

  • The right to acquire citizenship for all fighters wounded and left with permanent disability.

  • Residential apartments to martyrs’ families to be provided free of charge and 30 thousand Turkish liras as compensation.

  • 15 thousand Turkish liras to all wounded without permanent disability.

Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch, an incursion into Afrin, on Jan. 20, aiming to clear People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters from the area The YPG is considered an extension of the terrorist-designated Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) by Ankara.

Sejari’s tweets have been covered by Turkey’s critical media.

Turkey claims to have encircled Afrin, trapping up to 200,000 civilians in the majority-Kurdish city, British liberal newspaper The Guardian said on Saturday.

The PYD-led canton in Afrin is officially urging civilians to evacuate the city, using megaphones and fliers, Ahval News have been informed by a well-placed source.

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