Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers in front of the UNHCR in Ankara
Refugees in Turkey struggle problems such as lack of work permission and insurance, costly life and also long period of the process of their UNHCR cases. But , it seems refugees in Kayseri face more problems.
Kayseri is populated with natives mostly religious Muslims and most of the Iranian refugees there are non-Muslim such as Bahai’s, Christians and also Atheists. This heterogeneous composition, makes problems for refugees.
According to Kaveh Taheri, one of the refugees in Kayseri, since while ago, the clashes with the Iranian people have intensified. In the last clash on 13 April, some Turkish citizens got involved with two Iranian refugees that led to mass conflict and a number of Iranians were injured. Kaveh Taheri says the attackers only asked about their nationality, when they found we are Iranians they began to beat.
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