What happened in Kahramanmaraş today is more than unfortunate. The town is known to be predominantly nationalist (both AKP and MHP dominated the last local election) and a place where two decades ago a massacre against Alevites happened.

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Using a few petty crimes allegedly made by Syrian refugees, a mass of local residents attacked Arabic labelled stores, cars or houses. For the moment, the riot is under control and no one killed.

 

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News in Turkish here.

Here is a video of today’s events:

 

This old news is funnier but in a tragic way. I believe Turkey now has a real problem of refugees and she does not know much how to deal with it:

Police zig-zag begging Syrian migrants across Istanbul’s Bosphorus

News in Turkish

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