The controversial Law 10 legislation has been accused of institutional ethnic cleansing by its detractors. The law initially gave only one month to Syrians at home and abroad to prove ownership of their properties in the country.
The UN on Wednesday urged warring parties in Syria to allow basic health service deliveries to tens of thousands of increasingly desperate Syrians trapped in the desert near the Jordanian border. UNICEF said that two Syrian babies died near the Rukban border crossing over the past 48 hours.
In coordination with Lebanon's General Security agency and the Syrian regime, hundreds of Syrian refugees have begun their voluntarily journey home from Lebanon. According to UNHCR over 13,000 Syrians returned home during the first six months of this year.
Syrian refugees living in Turkey are returning home by the thousands for Eid al-Adha, and the border crossing facilities are working overtime to facilitate the process. The director of public relations and information in Bab al-Hawa crossing said that over 30,000 Syrians had crossed in the past week.
More than 6,500 companies founded or co-founded by Syrians have been registered in Turkey since the 2011 start of Syrian civil war. Gaziantep alone has 1,250 companies owned by Syrians registered in their Chamber of Commerce as of 2018.