Turkish capital reels from violent protests against Syrians
Anti-migrant protesters have attacked houses, shops and cars owned by Syrians in Turkey’s capital after tensions flared over the alleged killing of a local teenager.
The violence erupted on Wednesday night following reports that a Syrian refugee had stabbed two Turkish men in a fight, BBC reported
Hundreds of locals descended on an area of Ankara where a community of Syria migrants and refugees live.
Videos online showed groups of men overturning cars and vandalising shops.
Anti-migrant sentiment in Turkey has been rising in recent years with a number of politicians campaigning for harsher restrictions.
Tensions have flared recently with the arrival of thousands of Afghans fleeing a rapidly escalating war in their country.
The United Nations estimates that Turkey currently hosts the largest number of refugees worldwide, including more than three million Syrians.