Turks lash out in second summer of hate against Syrian refugees

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.

The increased dose of bile and clashes between locals and Syrian refugees has the government concerned. The situation has moved the prime minister to try to placate his party’s new right-wing nationalist allies by vowing to deport any Syrian refugee who breaks the law.

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