Turkish Police Fire Teargas at Syrian Protesters in Refugee Camp

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Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse group of Syrian refugees protesting the death of a child in their camp.
Turkish Police Fire Teargas at Syrian Protesters in Refugee Camp
Anatolia news agency reported that one protester was injured on Wednesday as anti-riot police, cracked down on the demonstration, who were protesting after child died in a fire in their camp.

The fire broke out in the camp in Akcakale in southeastern Turkey which is housing some 25,000 Syrians who fled the conflict in their country.

One child was killed and three others injured, sparking the protest by dozens of angry residents against their living conditions, who pelted police with stones.

Turkey is housing some 200,000 refugees in camps situated along the Syrian border, while another 70,000 displaced are living in houses rented in several Turkish towns.

Source: AFP
28-03-2013 – 10:25 Last updated 28-03-2013 – 10:25

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