Idlib, Syria, May 9, 2018. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) demonstrate in the village of Kafr Lusin north of Idlib, Northern Syria. The demonstrators demanded the Turkish government to deploy monitoring points in their villages north and west of Hama so that they can return to their homes.
The IDPs gathered in front of the Kafr Lusin crossing, which is the port from which Turkish lines entered Syria.
They raised banners saying, "MR. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Our children, are calling you, try to return the smile to us," and "MR. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Our children are displaced, and our young people are abandoned, you are our hope," "Our land is our right."
This comes after representatives of villages and towns of northern Hama villages visited Turkish officers at an observation post in the town of Murk. During the visit, the representative called for the expansion of the "easing of escalation" area to include their area for the return of the IDPs, and this is coinciding with a new round of "Astana" talks which will be held in about a week.