Apaydin refugee camp is physically unsuitable to be used for military training

The head of a parliamentary commission ruled out allegations that the camp is being used as a site providing military training to Syrian defectors.

The head of a parliamentary commission, who on Tuesday paid a visit to the Apaydin refugee camp on the Turkish border which houses Syrian military defectors and soldiers, ruled out allegations that the camp is being used as a site providing military training to Syrian defectors, saying it is physically unsuitable to be used for such a purpose. Members of Parliament’s Human Rights Investigation Commission, including commission head Ayhan Sefer Ustun, Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputies Cemal Yilmaz Demir and Kerim Ozkul and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy Atilla Kaya, went to examine the camp on Tuesday.

Apaydin camp, located in the southern province of Hatay, came to the public’s attention when two Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputies who wanted to visit the camp in late August were denied entry into the camp, which houses 33 defected Syrian generals and hundreds of high-ranking Syrian army officers and their families.

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