Turkey: Refugee camp for Syrian Christians in Turkey sparks controversy

Nowhere in the Islamic world has a refugee camp for the Christians of one country been built across the border in a neighbouring country. Now Turkey is building a camp that will hold between 3 and 30 times the number of Syrian Christians currently taking refuge in the country.

The question now is why? Why is Turkey creating a small city to handle a flood of Syrian Christians?

View a picture gallery below of the camp and click on the link below the photographs to read a report by journalist Nuri Kino, which explores this issue and includes statements from Christian Syrians confronted by violence and displacement.

Note: this report was not commissioned by MRG.

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Refugee camp under construction, Midyat, Turkey, April 2013
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Refugee camp under construction, Midyat, Turkey, April 2013
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Refugee camp under construction, Midyat, Turkey, April 2013
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Meeting with church board and priest, Mor Abrohom monastery
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Metropolitan Saliba Ozmen
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Metropolitan Samuel Aktas
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Oguzhan Bingol, local governor
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Sehmus Nasirogilu, Midyat mayor, in car
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Mor Abrohom monastery, Midyat
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Picture of late father of Gabriel Staifo Malke
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Date: 08/05/2013

Countries:

Turkey
Syria

Categories:

Violence/Conflict
Refugees/Displacement/Migrants
War
Religion/Religious minorities

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