March 28, 2013 – 16:03 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Turkey has deported 600 Syrians staying at a refugee camp in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Akçakale district after clashes with Turkish security forces in a protest over living conditions, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
“These people were involved in a violence, they were seen by the security cameras in the camp,” an official in the camp said. “Between 600 and 700 have been deported. The security forces are still looking at the footage, and if they see more they will deport them.”
A group of Syrian refugees pelted security forces Wednesday, March 27, with stones after a faulty electrical supply outlet led to a fire that killed a child and wounded two others.
Some 1,500 Syrians, protesting the safety measures and living conditions in the tent city, threw stones at the administrative buildings and cars belonging to security officials. Security forces responded with water cannon and tear gas.