Turkey 'forcibly deporting' Syrian refugees to planned 'safe zone'
Some 3.6 million Syrian refugees have sought refuge in neighbouring Turkey, where rights groups say anti-refugee sentiment has grown among the public during the course of Syria's eight-year civil war.
Turkey, meanwhile, says more than 350,000 Syrian refugees have voluntarilty agreed to return.
"In reality, Turkey put the lives of Syrian refugees under serious danger by forcing them to return to a war zone," Amnesty said in the report.
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Ankara has yet to respond to the claims, however it has previously denied deporting Syrians against their will.
Those interviewed by Amnesty said they were deported after being told that they were not registered to live in the Turkish province they had been staying in. Some of the refugees reported being harrassed despite being registered in the locality where they were living.
Earlier this week, Turkey and Russia agreed a plan which would see Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters removed from a 30km strip of territory along the Turkish border in order to allow Syrian refugees to return to the "safe zone".
In September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set out an ambitious proposal at the United Nations to build new villages to house the former refugees in the safe zone.
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Turkey and its Syrian proxies launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas on 9 October after US troops pulled back from the border and started withdrawing from the northeast altogether.
Dozens of civilians - mostly on the Kurdish side - have been killed since the start of the offensive, which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to halt despite mounting international pressure.
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