Syrians attacked in Gaziantep following murder by refugee
GAZİANTEP – Anadolu Agency
Mobs carrying sticks, stones and knives attacked houses and stores belonging to Syrians in Gaziantep. DHA PhotoA total of 10 Syrians have been injured, with many people being detained during tumult between locals and refugees living in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, following the murder of a Turkish landlord by his Syrian lodger.
The victim H.Ç. was stabbed to death by a Syrian late Aug. 13 after a quarrel ensued following Çalar demanding the lodger and his family empty the house.
The suspect ran away after the event, but a large group gathered in front of the house, but was prevented by the police from breaking in.
Later in the day, a group rallied in front of the house again, with some locals attacking Syrians living in the city. The wounded were hospitalized, some with stab wounds.
A group, covering their faces, burned a car with a Syrian license plate and flipped another upside down.
Mobs carrying sticks, stones and knives attacked houses and stores belonging to Syrians before riot police intervened.