Via Ekathimerini – Migrants at the overcrowded Moria reception center on Lesvos clashed on Monday afternoon with after a protest against conditions at the center escalated with two large tents being burned during the upheaval. Continue reading Migrants at Lesvos camp burn tents, clash with police
Via Hurriyet Daily News – A pregnant Syrian woman was raped and killed with her 10-month- old baby in the northwestern province of Sakarya on July 6.
Emani Arrahman, who was nine months pregnant, was kidnapped in Sakarya’s Kaynarca district with her baby and was taken to the woods before being brutally murdered.
Turkish military deaths in Syria and images of Syrians returning to their homeland for Eid spark violence and intimidation in Turkey
Via Middle East Eye – A hot summer has brought tempers to boiling point in Turkey, as hatred against its 2.9 million Syrian refugees spikes with Twitter campaigns, violence and even government ministers lashing out at their guests.
Via Hurriyet Daily News – “Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has warned that refugees who commit crimes will be deported from Turkey, amid increasing reports of clashes between Syrians and locals in several parts of the country. Continue reading Prime Minister threatens that all Syrians committing crimes will be deported
The German based organization Sea-Watch, who run a civil rescue ship off Libya to rescue migrants from unseaworthy boats, started a observation mission in the Aegean from which they are reporting on the hunger strike in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos. They interviewed Arash Hampay, the brother of Amir who is detained in Moria awaiting his deportation to Turkey, which they together with three others are protesting against.
Die Crew unserer Beobachtermission berichtet aus dem Moria Refugee Camp, Lesbos/ Griechenland. Tag 8. Hungerstreik:Der iranische Aktivist Arash Hampay befindet sich seit acht Tagen im Hungerstreik. Er fordert die Freilassung aller willkürlich inhaftierten Flüchtenden aus Section B in Moria, die unschuldig und ohne Urteil festgehalten werden. "I AM HUMAN. MY LIFE HAS A VALUE" steht auf den Schildern der Männer, die den Hungerstreik als letztes Mittel sehen, Menschlichkeit einzufordern. Es geht um die simple Forderungen nach Grundrechten eines jeden Menschen und den Appell an die EU, willkürliche Inhaftierung von Flüchtenden zu stoppen.#MonitoringDirtyDeals***The crew of our observation mission reports from Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece.Day 8 of Hunger Strike:The Iranian activist Arash Hampay has been on hunger strike for eight days. He is demanding the release of all arbitrarily detained refugees and migrants from Section B in Moria, who are entirely innocent and being detained without charge. "I AM HUMAN. MY LIFE HAS A VALUE" read the signs of these men, who see the hunger strike as their last means of calling for humanity.These are simple demands for universal human rights and a call to the EU to stop the arbitrary detntion of refugees and migrants.#MonitoringDirtyDeals
Posted by Sea-Watch on Thursday, July 6, 2017
The Turkish Ministry of Interior published an announcement regarding the recent escalation of negative news coverage about Syrians, of which you can find an inofficial translation here: Continue reading Turkish Ministry of Interior announcement regarding recent news on Syrians
The Birleşik Metal İşçileri Sendikası (Metalworkers Union) published a report on Syrian migrants’ labour market. The study focuses on their situation in the textile sector in Istanbul.
Click here to proceed to the study, which is only available in Turkish. Following you can find a short abstract in English: Continue reading Report on Syrian migrant in Istanbul textile sector
The UNHCR Greece published an updated overview on returns from Greece to Turkey on 21th June. Since April 2016 1.217 persons have been deported to Turkey, almost half of them from Pakistan. Other nationalities include Syrians, Algerians, Bangladeshis and Afghans.
Didem Danis, sociologist from Galatasaray University Istanbul, spoke to medyascope.tv on Syrian refugees and rising racism in Turkey (in Turkish)
Via Hurriyet Daily News – One Iraqi was stabbed in a brawl between locals and a group of Iraqis and Syrians in the Turkish capital Ankara on July 3, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. Tension rose due to unknown reasons between locals and Iraqis before an Iraqi Turkmen was stabbed during the brawl, and later taken to hospital in Ankara’s Yenimahalle district.
Following the brawl, several locals and the refugees were involved in another fight, in which seven Syrian and Iraqi Turkmens were injured. Locals living in Yenimahalle’s Demetevler neighborhood attacked workplaces and houses, where the refugees have settled after escaping from their war-torn countries, with sticks and stones. Continue reading One Iraqi stabbed in brawl between locals, refugees in Ankara