Turkish nationalists scream: “We don’t want Syrians in our country.” They then attack Syrian owned businesses in a violent pogrom

Turkish nationalists went on a violent pogrom against Syrians, attacking businesses and cars owned by Syrians.

As we read in al-Monitor:

Four people were killed in Northern Syria after armed protesters and clashing with Turkish forces that control the area, a war monitor said. The demonstrations are in response to riots against Syrian refugees in Turkey a day earlier.

“Four people were killed in exchanges of fire between protesters and guards stationed at Turkish positions,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said late on Monday.

The protests in Syria followed riots in central Turkey on Sunday and Monday.

The first wave of protests broke out in Turkey’s central Anatolian province of Kayseri on Sunday night following allegations that a Syrian man abused a minor. As hundreds took to the streets in at least three neighborhoods of the province, some among them attacked businesses and vehicles belonging to Syrians. Dozens of each were damaged during the riots, Selma Kan, a local journalist in Kayseri, told Al-Monitor.

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd shouting, “We don’t want Syrians in our country.” Some rioters also raised cries against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chanting, “Erdogan resign!”