13 June 2012Turkmen students who are receiving education in Turkey hope that crackdown would end in Syria and they could meet with their families as soon as possible.
Syrian Turkmen students said it was impossible to cross into Syria after anti-regime demonstrations began in their country.
"It is not possible for us to return to our country right now. I fear that Syria would be divided at the end of these clashes, and I think that armament should be prevented for a better life," 26-year-old Basar Arbar, who is a student at Ankara University's Faculty of Communications, told AA correspondent.
Another Syrian student, Muhammet Kel Ahmed said that he could not travel to Syria for about a year and a half, and he had difficulties in seeing his family.
Ahmed said people were facing serious problems due to inflation, and security was also a serious problem.
"It is too risky to wander it streets, and we cannot talk anything with our families as we think that wires are tapped," Ahmed said.
Moreover 20-year-old Mahmut Sabani said he came to Turkey last year but he could not go back to Syria due to ongoing crackdown.
"We are living in an area in Damascus where demonstrations are intense. One of my cousin was arrested by the Syrian army and he is missing for about eight months," Sabani said.
Sabani said Turkey had set up camps for Syrian citizens and was protecting them, adding that no country did the same thing for Syrian people.
18-year-old Udey Awat, who is going to take university entrance exam in Turkey, said his family was living in Hama and the last time he visited Syria was eight months ago.
"I lost my two cousins in clashes, and we cannot get back their dead bodies. I cannot travel to my country since I joined anti-government protests," Awat also said.