Refugees and Turkey
The whole world is grateful to Turkey for taking in a very large number of Syrians. It has provided health care for many, while allowing some to work for their living, and perhaps one-third of the children attend school.
On the other hand, if things are as good as the Turkish ambassador said in his recent letter, why did border guards in Hatay province recently shoot and kill 8 people, including women and children? Why have refugees in groups of 100 been allegedly rounded up and expelled across the frontier ever since January? Why have some Syrians and others been refused registration as refugees and forcibly turned back? Why have some children been separated from their parents?
We recall with sadness that the Turkish army stood by watching, while Kobane in Syria was nearly wiped out by ISIS/Daesh. Answers to the above questions would be most welcome.
(This was sent as a letter to The Times – not published)