After eight years of Syrian refugee influx into Turkey, the country's attitude towards them has turned sour. As a result, the Government wants Syrians to live in the provinces that they are officially registered in, and seek permits if they want to go to other provinces.
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.
43 foreign ISIS fighters were arrested on Friday by the Turkish counter-terrorism police in a wide-scale operation aimed at rooting ISIS sleeper cells in Turkey. The operations led to the seizure of 39 kg of explosives, 16 grenades, 21 weapons and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
A social enterprise of 50 Syrian mothers displaced by war is ready to achieve financial stability with their online launch of handmade products. The women were able to launch their project in coordination with Small Projects Istanbul (SPI) a grassroots NGO in Istanbul.