Turkey establishes factories in Syria’s Afrin to liven economy

Turkey has started to implement economic initiatives to improve the settlements that it purged of terror with the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations

Ersin Çelik
Ersin Çelik
13:48 . 25/09/2018 Salı
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Turkey, after purging regions in Syria of terror, is now taking strong initiatives to liven the economy in those areas, primarily in the northwestern town of Afrin.

Workshops and factories have been established in the region, with new ones on the way, contributing significantly to employment. Syrian women who successfully completed textile courses were encouraged to continue their efforts. Textile workshops, which were closed when the city was under terrorist occupation, were re-established. The people of Afrin have again started production in textile workshops where Turkey provides security.

Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20, 2018 in Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin to eradicate the area of terrorists belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)’s Syrian offshoot, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), following Turkey’s seven-month Euphrates Shield Operation which succeeded in clearing large swathes of Syrian territory from Daesh.

Turks contribute to purchases

Turkish law-enforcement forces working in the region also obtained their uniforms from these workshops, according to reports. It is emphasized that the orders given by the Turkish security forces have also contributed to the development of the region.

Moreover, Afrin, famous for its olive groves, also attracts attention in this area. Reestablish factories to process olives and bring in income is also planned. Additionally, roadworks from the Turkey border to Afrin have been continuing. While the roads that have been damaged by war which are of great importance for commercial mobility are being repaired, new ones are being added to the transportation network.

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