Two Yazidi children, found in Turkey, reunited with their family in the Kurdistan Region

- 4 September 2020

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, September 4, 2020

Two Yazidi children, who had been abducted by the ISIS terrorists many years ago, have returned to the Kurdistan Region on Friday. The two siblings, a boy, and a girl accompanied the Kurdistan Region delegation headed by President Nechirvan Barzani as it arrived back to Erbil from an official visit to the Turkish capital Ankara. Upon arrival at Erbil International Airport, the two children reunited with their family and relatives.

For more than three years, the Office of Yazidi Abductees’ Affairs, established by President Nechirvan Barzani, put intense efforts into finding the two children; and with the help of good samaritans and relevant authorities of the government of Turkey, the office managed to locate the two children and return them to their family in the Kurdistan Region.

The Kurdistan Region Presidency and the office of President Nechirvan Barzani thanked everyone who helped find the children and solve their case. The President also expressed gratitude to the relevant authorities of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Republic of Turkey for their prompt assistance in finalizing the necessary paperwork and legal procedures in time for them to return to the Kurdistan Region today.