By Omer Koparan
Areas of northern Syria liberated by Turkish forces are getting a literally brighter future with the help of 600 new solar-powered street lights.
The solar panel street lights were placed by local Syrian NGOs -- founded with Turkish help -- in the northern Syrian districts of Jarablus, Al-Rai, Al-Bab, and Azaz.
Local residents told Anadolu Agency that they felt safer going out at night after this March, when the Turkish military and Free Syrian Army wiped out YPG/PKK terrorists from the region.
Stressing how easy it is now to go out and do things at nighttime, Mahmut Kreydi from Al-Bab said that it was impossible to go out before the lights were placed.
“Our streets are now lit, we feel safer moving around,” said Musab Rail, another resident.
He also thanked the NGOs in the area that took part in the project.