Countries I did not name were supporting the Syrian Kurdish militia and the IS in a bid to prevent democracy in Syria and for their ‘dirty calculations’ in the region’’.
Syria and for their “dirty calculations” in the region. He also announced —Erdogan that his government would allow Syrian refugees in Turkey to take on Turkish citizenship.He said, “We are going to help our Syrian friends in offering them the chance, if they want it, to acquire Turkish nationality.”
Syrian refugees living in Turkey Tayyip Erdogan has signalled, a plan that has sparked controversy at home. “I want to announce some good news,” media quoted Erdogan as saying late Saturday at a dinner to break the Ramadan fast on the Syrian border. “We are going to help our Syrian friends in offering them the chance, if they want it, to acquire Turkish nationality.” The interior ministry will shortly announce
He did not specify whether all of the 2.7 million Syrians that Turkey is hosting would be able to apply, and gave no details on eligibility criteria or how long the process would take.
“We regard you as our brothers and sisters — you are not far from your homeland, but only from your homes and your land,” Erdogan told a group of Syrian refugees in Kilis.
“Turkey is also your homeland.” Ankara has refused to grant refugee status to Syrians who have fled the devastating war across the border since 2011, referring to them as “guests”. Only a select group have been granted work permits and residency. The country’s open-door policy to Syrian refugees was initially a source of pride for many Turks.—Agencies