Fear and few answers as Turkish police round up Syrian refugees




 
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Fear and few answers as Turkish police round up Syrian refugees
 
December 27th, 2015  
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Topic: Fear and few answers as Turkish police round up Syrian refugees


Fear and few answers as Turkish police round up Syrian refugees
By Melih Aslan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Ghada's five children cried out in terror when police broke into their run-down Istanbul flat at dawn and ordered the 36-year-old Syrian's family onto a bus, without saying why. The family of seven from the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was among a group of refugees rounded up two weeks ago and sent to a detention center on the Asian side of Istanbul, where they passed several days guarded by police and surrounded by high walls topped with razor wire. "It was as if we were criminals," Ghada said, as she sat with her children in a basement apartment in a poor Istanbul suburb, where they now live with another family after being released from the detention center through the help of friends.




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