Turkiye detained hundreds after anti-Syrian riots: minister

NNA – Turkish authorities said Tuesday they had detained over 470 people after anti-Syrian riots in several cities sparked by accusations that a Syrian man had harassed a child.

ldquo;474 people were detained after the provocative actionsrdquo; carried out against Syrians in Turkiye, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said on X.

Tensions escalated from Sunday following violence in a central Anatolian city after a Syrian man was accused of harassing a child.

A group of men targeted Syrian businesses and properties in Kayseri on Sunday, with videos on social media showing a grocery store being set on fire. — AFP


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