The people of the town of Tal-Abyad (Gre-Spi), which is under the control of the Turkish military and its affiliated armed groups suffer from the high price of bread and its unavailability, amid discontent and resentment.
Local sources from inside the northern Syria indicated to North-Press that the number of loaves in a bundle of bread was reduced from 8 loaves to 4, as 4 loaves are sold for 100 Syrian pounds. The sources said: "There is a crazy increase of the prices of materials, especially bread, which is not available most of the time," pointing out to the difficulties in accessing to the bakeries due to the deteriorating security situation in the area.
Local sources also confirmed that the Turkish forces are working to export the barley from Tal-Abyad and Suluk silos into Turkey via Tal-Abyad border gate.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had previously confirmed that the Turkish forces are working to import the wheat from the area of Tal-Abyad, noting that 20 thousand tons of stolen grain were moved into Turkey through these import operations.
According to the Syrian Observatory, a contract for the transfer of 20 thousand tons of grain from Tal-Abyad was offered for tender, and the contract was awarded to the Turkish shipping company “Öz-Duy”, while the grain was transferred to the storage silos of the Turkish Grain Authority "TMO" in the Turkish city of Sanliurfa.
The silos of al-Dehliz in the town of Suluk, southeast of Tal-Abyad contained 11,400 tons of wheat, while the silos of al-Sakhrat south of Tal-Abyad contained 11,000 tons of wheat, there are also about 26 thousand tons of barley, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, where it affirmed that the so-called local council in Tal-Abyad transports the grain under the orders that he receives, and these import operations take place during the hours of imposing curfew by the Turkish affiliated council in the town of Tal-Abyad.