Syrian refugees victim of Reyhanlı bombs, too

Syrian refugees victim of Reyhanlı bombs, too


War-weary Syrian begin leaving Reyhanlı after the May 11 bombings that killed 52, saying they are afraid amid growing anger at their presence

By Erdem Güneş

More than 600 Syrian refugees in bomb-hit Reyhanlı, mostly children under the age of 12, have left the town due to angry reactions by locals.

Some 400 of them were sent to three tent cities in the neighboring provinces of Şanlıurfa’s Akçakale, Gaizantep’s Nizip and Adıyaman camps. Also a group of 250 refugees –accompanied by Turkish police – left Turkey through the Cilvegözü border gate May 14.

These Syrian nationals had not dared to leave a wedding ceremony hall despite very poor conditions since the bloody attacks that killed 52 people, five of them being Syrian citizens.