Fight erupts between locals, Syrians over harassment claims in southern Turkey

HATAY: A fight broke out between local people and Syrians living in a neighborhood due to some claims that Syrian people verbally harassed women in the southern province of Hatay on Friday evening.

When a woman who alleged that she was exposed to a verbal abuse by some Syrian people, residents of Sofular neighborhood fought with Syrian people. Windows of some houses were broken and a vehicle was damaged in the incident.

Police arrived at the scene and took security measures in the neighborhood. A resident named Ahsen Suloglu stated that there have been some other harassment incidents in their neighborhood by the Syrian people.