People protest against occupation forces in Gire Spi

The population remaining in the northern Syrian city of Gire Spi after the Turkish invasion last October protests against the occupation forces due to economic difficulties.

In Gire Spi (Tal Abyad), protests continue against the occupation regime of Turkey and the so-called "Syrian National Army" (SNA). People took to the streets in the village of Hemam Turkmen in the Siluk town of the Turkish-occupied Gire Spi (Tal Abyad) city on Saturday.

The uprising is caused by the introduction of the Turkish currency, the high price of bread and the fact that the wheat and flour from Gire Spi is brought over the border to Turkey. By systematically plundering the grain stocks that were eventually brought to Turkey and sold there, the occupation forces had caused a shortage of flour and thus a doubling of the price of bread. Now the Turkish state is trying to force people to use the Turkish lira.

Gire Spi remains occupied by the Turkish state forces and allied jihadist mercenaries since October 2019. People want the occupation forces to leave their land.