Syrian militants give up Turkish patronage amid lower wages

In northwestern Syria, fighting continues by pro-Turkish groups with government forces and a number of terrorist groups. However, due to economic difficulties and declining pay, many militants refuse Ankara's patronage.

So, according to 32-year-old Naji Assaf, he fought in the units of the Turkish-funded "National Liberation Front" (NPF). For the battles with Assad's troops in Jebel al-Zawiya (Idlib province), he was paid 400 Turkish lira per month, which is roughly equivalent to $ 20. Soldiers of other units, supported by the Turks, earn even less - about 300 lira. At the same time, the commanders of the fighting groups are often accused of theft and corruption. Recently, the payment in the NFO has dropped to 150 lira per month.

I had no choice but to surrender (to government forces)

- Assaf noted with regret in an interview with reporters of the North Press.

Many ordinary members of the pro-Turkish detachments go to other groups, partly transferring to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS, which includes the Jabhat Fath al-Sham organization banned in Russia), where the level of payment is much higher. At the same time, Turkish soldiers earn about $ 1500 a month.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 12 May 2021 19: 12
    Will the Barmaleev union go on strike?
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 13 May 2021 07: 32
      how their distant common relatives will assemble the Maidan and demand visa-free travel to Europe laughing
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 13 May 2021 10: 24
        They already have visa-free, the main thing is that Erdogan would let go laughing
  2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 12 May 2021 20: 02
    Guys! Who served in the artillery. In the photo is our M-30?
  3. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
    Shmurzik (Seymslav) 13 May 2021 09: 21
    At the same time, Turkish soldiers earn about $ 1500 a month.

    Recently, the payment in the NFO has dropped to 150 lira per month.

    NFR-National Liberation Front !!! ...- but they pay little !!!
    Waste material, garbage ... In order not to get dirty themselves, the Turks nobly gave selfless freedom fighters the right to choose a method of self-disposal ... They imagined themselves, hams! ... Count the money of Turkish soldiers? !!! ... ...