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Anti-Syrian sentiment rises in Turkey after deadly earthquakes

Sorrow and grief are turning to anger in parts of southern Turkey that were hit by devastating earthquakes last week. Anti-Syrian sentiment has spread with claims that Syrian refugees are looting shops and committing other criminal acts.

Turkey became home to the world's largest refugee population following the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015. But anti-immigrant sentiments in Turkey have been rising as the country’s financial and economic crisis worsens.
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