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Fake news in its worst form. Hard days for Syrian refugees in Turkey. - Erkan's Field Diary
For a long time, the Turkish government mismanaged the fast flow of refugees. Instead of giving/ assigning them a formal regulative framework, it relied on a vague "ummah" framework and in the meantime, it used them as a means of threat against the EU. Now that AKP realized that refugees were one of the reasons for their fall at the local elections, it is giving in to ultranationalist hysteria. Interestingly enough, opposition parties and some seemingly critical journalists are playing a vital role in creating a hysterical environment. AKP people are mostly happy with that, being silent in a literally racist assault against the refugees. As I noted several times, I do not ignore the refugee problem, I underline the way it is framed at the moment.