The voluntary return of Syrian refugees to Syria’s Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn districts began after Turkey cleared the region of YPG/PKK terrorists by its anti-terror operation, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Thursday.

“Approximately 200 of our Syrian brothers who fled the PKK/YPG terror group by seeking refuge in Jarabulus (which is in the Op Peace Spring Area) have voluntarily returned to their homes and lands in a secure and safe manner,” the ministry said in a written statement.

“In this respect, 70 more families comprising of 295 people have begun making their way from Jarabulus

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