400 Syrians sent to camps after unrest in Gaziantep
Officials have collected Syrians, including kids, to send them to camps.Around 400 Syrians who were living in the in southeastern province of Gaziantep were sent to camps made up of tents by bus Aug. 14, after the locals continued to attack Syrians, following the murder of a Turkish landlord.
Crowds were gathering in the streets of Gaziantep and attacking the houses and cars of Syrians. Some Syrians were even stabbed in some of these attacks. On the night of Aug. 13 police used tear gas and detained some of the locals who attacked the Syrians. The incidents started with the murder of a Turkish landlord by his Syrian tenant in the city.
The officials started to move Syrians out of the city by putting them in camps made up of tents in seeking a solution for the ongoing unrest in
Some of the families were seen in tears while getting on the buses.
Gaziantep Governor Erdal Ata said they have started to send around 2,000 Syrian families to the camps. He also said as of October, 25,000 Syrians will be sent to a new camp that will be built in İslahiye.
Meanwhile, a local court decided on the arrest of four suspects in the murder case of Hıdır Çalar, who was murdered by his Syrian tenants a few days ago. This incident sparked protests in the streets, which lead to violence against Syrians in the city. Around 50 locals who were detained by the police on Aug. 13 during the protests against Syrians were released yesterday.