Turkey Ultra Nationalists Violently Disrupt Protest for Syrians
An ultra-nationalist group violently disrupted a protest by several NGOs who had gathered, under heavy police presence, in a show of support for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Saturday, July 27.
Turkish officials have been holding talks on creating a safe zone to address Turkey’s security concerns.
Syrians living illegally in Istanbul have until August 20 to leave the city or face expulsion, authorities warned July 22, as hostility mounts toward the millions of refugees in Turkey. Turkey has 3.5 million Syrian refugees, but they are only under “temporary protection” because the government does not offer them formal refugee status. (Reuters/AP/AFP)