#Turkey Shooting #Refugee’ Fleeing War As #Aleppo Violence Spirals

Turkish security forces have shot and injured civilians, including children, who were attempting to flee war-ravaged Syria into Turkey, Amnesty International reported Friday. The New York-based human rights organization said Turkish authorities have closed their border, leaving thousands of civilians trapped in Syria and leading many to rely on illegal smugglers.“Turkey’s highly selective practice is appalling — only severely injured people are allowed entry to seek medical treatment while everyone else fleeing the violence is left unprotected,” said Tirana Hassan, crisis response director at Amnesty International.

Source: Syrian Refugee Crisis: Turkey Shooting Civilians Fleeing War As Aleppo Violence Spirals, Report Says