Cyprus Mail
Cyprus

Syrians arriving in the north were sent back to Turkey

File photo

Fifty-one Syrians, including a pregnant woman and four children, were sent back to Turkey after arriving in the breakaway north around a month ago, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Wednesday.

The 43 men, four women, and four children, the youngest aged eight, who had been detained in an old building at Tympou airport, were returned to Turkey on a ship.

Turkish Cypriot media reported that the Syrians had wanted asylum but were instead thrown into a dilapidated building.

Authorities in the north decided to return them to Turkey following consultations with Turkish authorities.

 

Related Posts

‘Role model’ for migrant policy

Andria Kades

Limassol bishop back at work after Covid

Andria Kades

Large number of cases before Ombudswoman concern inclusive access to education

Staff Reporter

JRCC completes training for personnel from Balkan states

Shopkeepers protest lack of cars on Makarios Ave (updated)

Andria Kades

EU should be more involved in Cyprus settlement says Anastasiades

Staff Reporter