Things are definitely complicated and a new wave of Afghan refugees paved the way to an organized anti-refugee outcry. However, this does not hide the fact that some are explicitly racist. Bolu mayor is from the CHP and the main opposition party seems not to provide a clear-cut response to this racist mayor…
Having announced that a 10-fold increase will be introduced to the water bills and solid waste taxes collected from refugees, Bolu Mayor Özcan has said, “I am behind by words. If I have to pay a price, I am ready to do it. I will never take a step back.”

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