Syrian children, who have left their home country due to practices of the armed terrorist groups, are being exploited for the sale of bootlegged cigarettes in southeastern Turkey, a destination full of cigarettes smuggled in from several countries.
Turkish Hurriyet daily news mentioned that countless peddlers, mostly Syrian children who are not fluent in Turkish, are used by smuggled cigarette networks in the region, adding that most of them are employed for 20 Turkish Liras daily.
Shop owners drew attention to the increasing numbers of Syrians that are used by smuggled cigarette networks in the region and say most of them are employed for 20 Turkish Liras daily.
The displaced Syrians, who were forced to leave their villages and towns due to the armed terrorist groups’ acts, are suffering difficult and harsh conditions in the camps which were set up in a number of countries as a tool for the blackmail and political exploitation of the crisis in Syria.
Those camps are repeatedly witnessing death cases due to non-availability of suitable living conditions and shortage of food and medical materials.