Turkey’s wall grabs land from Syria

ROJAVA - In the process of building a 911-km wall along its border with Syria, Turkey has enclosed an area of more than 2,500 hectares belonging to its troubled southern neighbour on its side of the barrier.

Syrian villagers with land and property now on the Turkish side of the wall are unhappy. While getting their land back is not possible due to the three-metre high wall, the villagers are demanding compensation for their loss.

“If they are not going to give our land back, they should pay for it,” said Fatma Kari, a villager who lives near the northern Syrian town of Kobane.

Other villagers complained about small arms and artillery fire coming from Turkey.

“Our village is often exposed to shootings from the Turkish side. They killed our dogs. We cannot take our sheep and goats to graze. They burned our cars and tractors while building the border,” Kari said.

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