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Four Turkish police officers and 10 Syrian refugees were injured after a riot broke out at a refugee camp in the southeastern province of Kilis.
 
Around 500 Syrian refugees staying at a camp near the Öncüpınar border gate staged a protest on the grounds that they were not receiving enough water, broadcaster NTV reported on its website today. 
 
The group hurled stones at police and set garbage containers on fire after police demanded that they end the protest. Reinforcements were sent from the Kilis Police Department and gendarmerie forces, who intervened against the protesters with tear gas. Ten protesters who were affected by the gas were taken to hospital. 
 
The garbage containers set alight by the protesters were put out by firefighters as police took control of the camp. 

July/17/2012

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