Turkey 'turns blind eye' to rebel abuses in Afrin
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The Turkish diplomatic source said Ankara had been working to focus on schools' needs and ensuring that the infrastructure was completed for the 2018-19 academic year.
Turkey says the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia it ousted from Afrin is an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has waged an insurgency in Turkey since 1984.
The PKK is blacklisted as a terror group by Ankara, the US and the European Union.
In the case of one woman, her uncle has been missing since an armed group escorted him to his house after he returned to his village three months earlier.
"They wouldn't tell his wife where they took him," the unnamed woman told Amnesty, denying the man, head of a local committee, had any links to the YPG.
Amnesty said some homes have been "occupied" by displaced families from the central Homs province and the southern area of Eastern Ghouta which was recently recaptured by the Syrian regime.
But the Turkish source said 80,000 Afrin residents were able to return to their homes.
Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty's Middle East research director, said the Syrian armed groups continued to "wreak havoc on civilians, unchecked by Turkish forces".
She argued that Turkey was responsible for the welfare of civilians as well as maintaining law and order since it was the "occupying power" in Afrin.
"Without further delay, Turkey must end violations by pro-Turkish armed groups, hold perpetrators accountable, and commit to helping Afrin residents rebuild their lives," she added.
The Turkish source said humanitarian aid and primary healthcare services were routinely reaching the region.
The source added that the Syrian groups or those under their control were "banned from searching villages using their own initiative and setting up checkpoints".
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