They are not only victims of the earthquake and also refugee

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The earthquake in Turkey destroyed 10 provinces.

A great number of these provinces were Syrian people.

It is estimated that 1 out of 5 people who lost their lives in the earthquake is Syrian.

Thousands of Syrians lost their lives in Antakya, Kahramanmaras, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Nurdahi, Islahiye, Kirikhan, and Samandag and are still suffering.

During the days of the earthquake, many hateful reactions were made on social media and by politicians.

Some people were left under the ruins, because they did not know Turkish, and they were afraid to speak in Arabic.

Some of them stated that “We said that if we speak in Arabic, they may not save us. We just made noise.”

They were accused as looters

Tents given to Syrians became agenda on social websites. 

Also, they were defined as looters in the earthquake areas and a smear campaign was started against them.

They can’t find the grave!

According to the information provided by Taha El Ghazi, who works on the violation of the rights of Syrians, to Karar newspaper;

Until now, 6,100 Syrian refugees have lost their lives due to the earthquake.

According to the information shared, those who died in the earthquake did not find a grave for burial.

About 4 million Syrians settled in Turkey 12 years ago when the Syrian civil war started.

Now, most of them want to return to Syria

Hundreds of Syrians living in Turkey went to Syria after last week’s earthquake.

According to BBC news, the Turkish government allowed Syrians who want to leave Turkey for up to 6 months.

Some Syrian victims of the earthquake are going to the border gates. It is possible to meet their family members in Syria, whom they have not seen for years.

This news was translated by Yonca Sarsilmaz