Syrian and Syrian LGBT Refugees in Turkey: “If Syrians are our guests, why are they fleeing Turkey?”

Syria FlagTurkey Map and FlagOctober 23, 2015 – Reported by LGBTI Turkey –  News Syrian refugees’ hardship in Turkey has been made visible by the now-ubiquitous photo of Aylan Kurdi, the little boy who washed ashore in Bodrum. Recently, refugees on their way to cross the land border into Europe were attacked by the police in Edirne, adding to the longstanding calamity that has befallen them as war victims. We all felt sorry for them. We all shed tears for the toddler whose body washed ashore. But is it enough to feel sorry? What do Syrian refugees go through in Turkey? Have they acquired a legal status since their arrival? Why have they been called “guests” and not “refugees?” Most importantly, if they are, in fact, our guests, why are they running away from us? We asked these questions to Attorney Hayriye Kara who has worked extensively with refugees…story continues below…

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