Syrian refugees in Turkey are being detained and reportedly deported back to Syria in the past month. According to observers, anti-refugee sentiment in the country is rising, in the country that once welcomed Syrians fleeing from civil war.
Residents and observers have for weeks anticipated a government assault on Idlib Province, the last rebel-held province in Syria. Students who have just started their school year are afraid that they might have to half their education if an offensive is launched.
More than 6,500 companies founded or co-founded by Syrians have been registered in Turkey since the 2011 start of Syrian civil war. Gaziantep alone has 1,250 companies owned by Syrians registered in their Chamber of Commerce as of 2018.