Date: 29 September, 2018

A civilian was killed on Friday by Turkish border guards near Idlib city while attempting to cross into Turkey.

The young man from Beshiriya village, near the town of Jisr al-Shughour, west of Idlib, was killed on the Syrian-Turkish border while trying to enter Turkey from Duraiya village.

During the last two years, the killing of refugees by the Turkish gendarmerie increased, where a girl, a woman and a young Syrian refugee were killed on June 26 by “gendarme” as they tried to cross into Turkey near Aqrabat village north of Idlib.

In the context of its security measures and the construction of a barrier along the border with Syria, 911 kilometers have been repeatedly targeted, resulting in civilian deaths and injuries.

Several international organizations have criticized Turkey for killing, torturing and assaulting Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria. Where Human Rights Watch accused the Turkish border guards of shooting and beating the Syrians when they tried to enter Turkey, killing and injuring several of them seriously, calling on the Turkish authorities to stop “repelling Syrian asylum seekers and investigating the use of excessive force by the guards” .