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Turkey completes more than 62,000 homes in Idlib, but will refugees return home?

Syrian refugees fear that the Turkish government will go ahead with its plan to deport them to northwest Syria.
An aerial view shows Syrian children playing in a portable swimming pool set up by volunteers, at a camp for the displaced in the rebel-held town of Kafr Yahmul in the northern countryside of Idlib, Syria, Aug. 10, 2022.
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Turkey has recently completed the building of more than 60,000 houses in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, as part of a Turkish plan to encourage Syrian refugees in Turkey to return to their home country.

On Aug. 6, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced in a tweet the completion of the construction of 62,145 briquette houses in Idlib, for what he described as the safe, voluntary and dignified return of Syrians.

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