A 20-year-old Syrian refugee, Mohammed Al Halid, sustained a fatal head injury on 20 October from an attack in the Nizip (Bêlqis) district of Gaziantep (Dîlok) in Turkey. He joins a long list of refugees who have been attacked in Turkey.
Muhammed Al Halid was a worker in an industrial site. He died in Nizip State Hospital and his body was delivered to his family after the autopsy at the Forensic Medicine Institute. Four people were taken into custody and later found guilty and sentenced to prison.
Following this latest attack, the People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP’s) Immigration and Refugee Commission Co-Spokespersons Gülsüm Ağaoğlu and Veli Saçılık issued a statement regarding the deaths of refugees in Turkey. They stated that “these racist and discriminatory policies towards immigrants should be ended. Refugees should equally enjoy all the rights of the countries in which they live. We know who the perpetrator is. The perpetrator is the anti-refugee state policy that is afflicting our society. We ask once again: How many more refugees have to die to give up these hostile policies towards refugees?”
“As the HDP Immigration and Refugee Commission, we state that we want to live together. Asylum is a fundamental human right, we remind everyone that we will be following the trials of these murders”.