How killing of Syrian refugee marks an alarming trend in Turkey

Turkish police have detained eight suspects over the stabbing and killing of a young Syrian refugee in Istanbul on Monday.

Eight people, including five Turkish nationals and three Afghans, were detained as suspects by police in Bayrampasa, according to Demiroren News Agency.

The killing is the latest in what refugee rights activists say is an alarming trend of violence against refugees in the country.

Turkey hosts more than four million refugees, including more than three million Syrians, whose presence has increasingly come under public scrutiny with figures across the political spectrum blaming them for the country’s economic crisis.

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