On the very second day of the diplomatic gathering to end, the war in Syria happening in the offices in Geneva the Civil Society activists from Syria have had hurdled in Turkish town to discuss the idea of building peace. At the Turkish border with Syria, tales of the desperation unfolding on the other side, where some 900,000 people are fleeing a Syrian assault.
“You can see a lot of families sleeping on cardboard and blankets in the streets,” he said. “All the towns are like that. If the bombardment does not stop there will be a disaster. Everyone is coming toward the border.”“You can see a lot of families sleeping on cardboard and blankets in the streets,” he said. “All the towns are like that. If the bombardment does not stop there will be a disaster. Everyone is coming toward the border.”
“The situation inside Syria is bad and each day it is getting worse,” said Mahmoud, who asked to use a pseudonym given the security situation.
“It is very strange how the Russians started killing us,” Mahmoud says. “We didn’t kill them and now they are killing us.”
Responding to comments from German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Russian bombs were forcing civilians to flee their homes, a Kremlin spokesman said that “despite a huge number of such statements, no one up to now has presented a single [piece of] credible evidence as proof of these words.”
“I don’t think there will be any resolution during Geneva, especially after five years of war, but for civil society and civilians, if they could just stop the shelling and airstrikes that would be great for us,” he says.