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Syria: “Stones Smuggling”

Daham Al Asaad – Istanbul  Two kilometers of the Turkish-Syrian border, Yusuf entered into an old house located at Reyhanlı suburbs – south of Turkey, opened carefully a brown big canvas bag and take out slowly a heavy stone inside it to avoid breaking it. When he lifts the stone, …

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“Mothers before their time”

Ola Al-Hariri- Istanbul:  Inside the maternity ward of the public “Dugum” hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, the Syrian refugee Nour Shabaan, aged 17, lies in a bed for pregnant women, getting ready to give birth to her baby. The parents are overjoyed at the coming baby, perhaps it will make them …

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“Deaths Under State Custody”

University students, engineers, activists, clerics, etc. died inside Syrian jails Deaths during detention violating article 35 of the Syrian Constitution adopted in 2012, “what lies behind leaking names of deceased prisoners?”, Analysts and humanrights activists answer Damascus – Istanbul:  It was deeply shocking for Zeina,30, to read ‘dead’ next to …

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Unpaid teachers

By: Musab al-Shehab Urfa, Turkey, Jan, 2016, (Al-Arabi al-Jadid) –When he taught at the informal Ghiytah Mater school, funded by volunteers in the Turkish city of Urfa, his monthly salary did not exceed $30. However, Osama’s salary increased six fold to $225 at Al-Ikha School., though only for a while. “I …

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False contracts for Syrian workers in Turkey

Ahmed Haj Hamdo Istanbul, Turkey, March 2006, (al-Hayat) – The owner of a Turkish textile factory refused to pay the costs of treatment and compensation for a Syrian refugee worker who was left with permanent disability in his left foot while working at a machine. Ibrahim Al-Ali, 33, who worked …

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