Turkish Kurds, foreigners like Syrian refugees - report
Dr. Yassin Duman, a member of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, warned that Turkish Kurds are being treated as a foreign social mass as much as Syrian refugees in the country.

Dr. Yassin Duman has shed light, in a report, on the situation of the Kurds in Turkey and the approximately 3 million displaced Syrians in the country.

In the report published in the Conversation Journal, he warned that life for Turkish Kurds and Syrian refugees in the country has been violent.

He cites the persecution of Turkish Kurds inside the country, for example, who have been forced to travel to predominantly Turkish-populated areas of the country due to economic problems and displacement from the southeastern regions due to the Kurdish-Turkish conflict; for example as seasonal workers to make money.

He cited other examples of street attacks on Syrian and Kurdish refugees as internally displaced people in some Turkish cities, which have resulted in the deaths of victims.

Yassin Duman warns that these events are the result of the nationalist policies of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, which has changed the perception of Turkish citizens of the Kurds as an integral part of Turkish society and are no longer seen as part of the Turkish social context.

The report notes that Turkish Kurds have experienced involuntary migration from the southeast since the 1920s and 1930s, but another wave of forced displacement of Turkish Kurds has been made since 2016, following the intensification of the anti-Kurdish policy of the Turkish government led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Dr. Duman concludes that the current violence against displaced Kurds inside Turkey and Syrian refugees is a consequence of the Turkish government's confrontation against the Kurds.

Report's code: 50101