8 Injured In Riots At Syrian Refugee Camp In Turkey
Four Syrian refugees and four members of the Turkish security forces were hurt on Sunday when riots broke out at a refugee camp in Turkey near the Syrian border, the Dogan News Agency said.
The festivities erupted when a group of 1,500 or so ethnic Turkmen refugees from Syria arrived at the camp, near the town of Islahiye, witnesses told Dogan. Television footage showed armoured personnel carriers entering the camp and police firing weapons into the air to disperse groups of men fighting each other with fists and clubs. CNN Turk television reported that some Turkish police had briefly been taken hostage.
Turkey's state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
says Turkish security forces have used tear gas, batons and shots had gun sex to quell unrest at two camps housing Syrian refugees.
More than 43,000 Syrians have taken refuge in eight camps along Turkey's 566-mile (911-kilometer) border with Syria, but Sunday was the first time official media have reported violence among the refugees that required security forces to intervene.
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