Turkey: Thousands of Syrians head home for Eid celebrations

Thousands of Syrian refugees and migrants crossed the Turkish border into Syria to celebrate Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, as footage filmed near the southern Turkish province of Kilis on Monday shows. According to Turkish authorities, more than 74,000 Syrians completed special online registrations to be able to cross the Turkish border into Syria, with a reported... Еще 30,000 leaving on Monday morning alone. Last year, Turkey reportedly introduced a special system, which allows Syrian refugees and migrants residing in Turkey to return to Syria for the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha celebrations, before crossing back to Turkey. More than 3.5 million Syrians have taken refuge in Turkey since the onset of the Syrian conflict. Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important days in the Islamic calendar and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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