Syrian Refugees in Turkey:
Cases of Slavery, Rape ‘Go Unnoticed by Officials’
(Sputnik) ~ Chairman of the Bar Association of Gaziantep, Bektaş Şarklı, spoke with Sputnik in an interview regarding the atrocious conditions under which refugees in the Syrian refugee camp of Gaziantep are living.
According to statisticsGaziantep has the second largest number of Syrian refugees residing in camps.
There are cases of mass rapes of Syrian women, slave trade and ongoing cooperation of local authorities with jihadists which makes all of these factors a permanent source of instability and threat for the local population and the country as a whole.
“On April 12, 2015, we sent a request to the prosecutor of Gaziantep, asking him to investigate the case of Yazidi women into slavery. Unfortunately, it should be noted that the prosecutor’s office failed to conduct a proper investigation of the case.”
“The case file contains thousands of…
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