Turkey carrying out a demographic change in N.Syria - U.S. Commission Vice Chair

International observers and independent agencies have witnessed severe religious freedom violations in Northeastern Syria which are directed by the Turkish government, said the Vice Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Nadine Maenza on Wednesday during a video call with Ahval.

Maenza was appointed to the position by the President of the United States in 2018, and talked to Ahval following a virtual panel organised by the commission earlier in the day. "We have seen when Turkey invaded Syria[n territories]," they "take away religious freedom" and "impose harsh conditions," the Vice Chair Maenza said, adding that these claims documented by some of panelists spoke at a virtual hearing