BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – If Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad remains in power, the refugees in Turkey will not be able to return to their homes, Volkan Bozkir, the head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said on a visit to Moscow on Thursday as quoted by Anadolu News Agency.

During a meeting with the chair of the Russian Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Konstantin Kosachev, Bozkir said that Turkey allegedly hosts 4 out of the 5 million Syrian refugees.

Bozkir said that these refugees will be blocked from returning to their homes if Assad remains in power.

The Turkish diplomat believes that the Syrian people should decide who they want to replace Assad.

“Of course, the Syrian people will make the main decision on who will replace Assad,”

The Turkish regime has repeatedly called on Assad to step down from the presidency, while also supporting armed groups against the Syrian government.

In response, the Syrian President has accused his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer and terrorist sponsor.

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This headline should say “Erdoğan prevents Syrian refugees from returning home”.
Shouldn’t that be up to the Syrian refugees? Why have so many already returned from elsewhere? Assad has even pardoned ex-rebels provided they agree to live peacefully and abide by the law. He’s also agreed four years ago that there’d be a free election next year, 2019.
What’s the problem, Erdoğan? Does a freely elected neighbour show you up for the tyrant you are?

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Problem is that Assads free election is free like in Turkey, free under oppression. Besides, there is the announcement that returnees will lose properties and young males run the risk of being drafted. So many just do not trust Assad, even if he were sincere, which many highly doubt; he just has too much blood on his hands.

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Karel can you provide a link to the ” announcement that returnees will lose properties “? Thanks in advance.

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Everybody has blood on his hands especially the westerners who initiated this conflict. karel did you already visited a doctor?

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this karel guy must be the same who spread propaganda that said “Assad is shia and kill all Sunni in syria” .

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ErDOGshit… The eternal barking dog. Still gnawing on that bone are we? Your filthy nation Turkey will never be able to restore that disgusting Ottoman empire of the past. If you wanted to keep your empire then you should have tried all the Kuffar with a bit of respect and embraced technological advancements (you dirty Turkish bastards). Had the animal Ottomans done that then you empire would still stand. I revert back to a famous saying: “Wherever you have occupation, you will always have resistance”. So f**k that wanker state called SHITSkey (aka Turkey) such a dickhead nation, full of… Read more »

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Well said.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Turkey showing its USA-color, how about that dear Russia. Of course, again more negotiation with dear Turkey.

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Very accurate assessment by President Assad. Never was there a mass exodus of Syrians prior to the Jihadi invasion. Refugees who do not want to return are those who have been traumatized by his filthy criminal reprobate Jihadists. Some people will never recover from the trauma they’ve experienced. ErDOGan needs to accept responsibility and the consequences of his actions. Allow those who want to return home leave your filthy country and stop using them as pawns in your misguided political aspirations.

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Who said that the Syrians, refugees or already living in Syria want Assad out of power??? If the Turks let the Syrian refugees cross safe borders many would return to Syrian Government liberated parts of their country. That is because all the areas the Syrian Government, SAA and allies have recovered have people returning to their homes and try and rebuild their lives. On the other hand, in Raqqa where the Americans didn’t want to get down to the ground level and merely obliterated that city by bombing, thousands of ordinary Syrian civilians were killed and the survivors no longer… Read more »