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Refugees in Turkey feel threatened as xenophobic attacks increase

By France24
13 January 2022   |   10:46 am
Turkey is home to more refugees than any other country in the world, with more than 3 million Syrians and 300,000 Iraqis. But as the country's economic crisis worsens, many Turks feel these refugees have overstayed their welcome. Our correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Shona Bhattacharyya and Hussein Asad report from Bolu, a city whose mayor wants all foreigners out of Turkey.

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