One Syrian stabbed to death during brawl between two Syrian groups in Turkey’s Konya
AA photoOne Syrian man was stabbed to death on June 6 during a brawl between two Syrian groups in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The brawl erupted between two Syrian groups reportedly because of complaints about noise in Konya’s Meram district. Mohammad al-Ahmad, 23, was heavily injured by knife as tension rose and led to a fight between the groups.
Al-Ahmad was taken to the Konya Training and Research Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
Konya police launched an investigation to apprehend the suspects, detaining two Syrians at their addresses. Suspects were taken to police headquarters for their testimonies.
Al-Ahmad’s angry relatives reacted against the suspects while they were in hospital for a medical check-up.
On May 14, a similar incident occurred between a local group and a group of Afghans and Syrians in Istanbul.
The brawl reportedly ignited after a group of Syrian and Afghan migrants heckled women in Istanbul’s İsmetpaşa neighborhood.
Ramazan Şahin, 24, was killed during the brawl between locals and migrants in the İsmetpaşa neighborhood of the Sultangazi district, after which riot police intervened with water cannon and tear gas against a group protesting the killing.
Over 300 people of Afghan and Syrian origin were evacuated from an Istanbul neighborhood on May 16 amid rising tension after the killing.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been fleeing their war-torn country since 2011.
There are nearly 3 million Syrians in Turkey, with nearly 1 million being at education age.