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Attacks on Syrians in Turkey increasing

A Syrian refugee family is seen in front of their house in Ankara, Nov. 21, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

The government of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu continues to maintain Ankara’s open door policy for Syria refugees and to allocate state monies to support them. Although the government remains welcoming toward the refugees, it is hard to say the same for ordinary Turks, who believe their government’s resources should be spent to alleviate poverty among themselves.

The increase in the number of demonstrations against the refugees and attacks on them across the country, in cities as socially diverse as Istanbul and Gaziantep and Izmir and Urfa, attest to this.At a May 13 address to NATO foreign ministers in Antalya, Davutoglu put the figure of Syrians currently in Turkey at more than 2 million. He bemoaned that while Turkey has spent more than $6.5 billion on the refugees, the total amount of international assistance received toward the effort was only around $365 million.

The past few weeks brought an upsurge in protests and acts of violence against the Syrian refugees. Some of these actions are said to be in response to the criminal activities of some of them, who are trying desperately to eke out a living to sustain their families.Most Turks believe that there are far more Syrians currently in Turkey than Ankara acknowledges, because the majority of them are not registered. The government provides food and shelter for around 300,000 Syrians in official camps, mostly near the Syrian border, and the conditions there have been deemed to be more than adequate by international experts and concerned groups.

The overwhelming majority of Syrians, however, are scattered around the country, many of them roaming from city to city in search of work or simply begging on the streets.Public anger is not only being stirred by Syrian beggars becoming permanent features on the streets of cities and towns, but also because the refugees are undercutting already low wages and forcing up rents in mainly lower-income districts because of the increased demand for housing they create.Recent surveys indicate that many Turks still view helping the needy Syrians as philanthropic, but these same surveys also reveal a significant amount of resentment.

More and more people think there is a limit to how philanthropic Turkey can afford to be when millions of Turks are also facing unemployment and poverty.According to a report issued at the end of April by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Turkey has already spent $5.5 billion from its general budget on the refugees. It also incurred a loss of nearly $6 billion in exports during 2011-2014 due to the war in Syria.The CHP report underlines the increasing unemployment rate resulting from the influx of refugees.

As an example, it points to the city of Mardin, in southeastern Anatolia, where the unemployment rate stood at 12.3% in 2011 but jumped to 20.6% in 2013. It is thought to be even higher today.Most of the Syrians choose to head for Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, or to Gaziantep, in southeastern Anatolia, near the Syrian border. According to official figures from the Ministry of Interior, the number of Syrian refugees in Istanbul alone stood at 500,000 in August 2014. The number in Gaziantep was estimated at more than 200,000, while others put the number at 250,000.Confrontations between local people and the Syrians living outside official refugee camps appear to be inevitable given these large numbers.

An angry crowd in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa, reportedly organizing through social media, tried recently to demonstrate against the Syrians, but was prevented from doing so after the city’s governor mobilized the riot police to protect the refugees.Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/05/turkey-attack-on-syrians-in-country-on-the-rise.html#ixzz3artewT2I

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/05/turkey-attack-on-syrians-in-country-on-the-rise.html#ixzz3artTNJiu

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Mevlevi hiç beklemediği bu soru karşısında oldukça şaşırır.
İki kolunu da biraz yukarıya kaldırır, sonra ellerini birleştirerek kollarını daire sekline getirir ve şöyle der:

“Evet, özel bir sebebi vardır. Çünkü biz insanların günahlarını, ayıplarını, kusurlarını örteriz. Başkaları görmesin diye üzerini kapatırız.”
Yanıttan oldukça hoşnut olan adam ayni merakla bu kez Bektaşi”ye döner:

“Peki ya siz, pirim? Sizin kıyafetinizin kolları neden bu kadar dar ve kısa?
Siz insanların günahları ve ayıplarını örtmez misiniz?”

Bektaşi kendi kollarına bakar, birkaç saniyelik bir dalgınlıktan sonra gülümser ve adama bakarak şöyle der:

“Biz mi? Bizim geniş kıyafetlere ihtiyacımız yoktur.
Çünkü biz insanların günahlarını ve kusurlarını görmeyiz.”

bektaşi’ye sormuşlar.

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