Syrian baby dies after family journeys to Turkey on foot
ADANA – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoA Syrian toddler has died from cold and malnutrition in southern Turkey after her family, who was fleeing violence in Syria, made it to the southern Turkish province of Hatay on foot.
Supposedly fatigued by her family’s journey from Aleppo, the second largest city in violence-hit Syria, to Hatay by walking more than 100 kilometers, Garam Berdoş, a one-year-old Syrian girl whose family had arrived in the southern province of Adana to be transferred to an Istanbul-bound bus, was found dead in Adana’s main bus station, lying alongside her mother.
The girl’s mother, Nesrin Berdoş, 33, had misty eyes and was carrying the one-year-old on her shoulder when Adana Police Department officers arrived at the bus station upon a notice a deceased baby had been found inside the building. Nesrin Berdo was reportedly traveling with her daughter and relatives from Aleppo to Istanbul.
The body of the toddler was taken to the Adana Forensic Institute for medical examination. An initial study indicated the baby had died from malnutrition and cold weather.
Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled violence in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in an endeavor to take refuge in Turkey, as violence escalated in the historic city with a Russia-backed bombardment by the Syrian army.