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Syrian Refugees Are Beaten And Made To Dress In Lingerie By Turkish Soldiers

Syrian refugees are being abused and humiliated by Turkish military when they tried to cross the border, with the punishments as strange as men made to wear lingerie.

Images published on social media shows three men, allegedly Syrian refugees, all wearing brightly coloured women’s underwear with visible bruising and lacerations on their arms and backs.

The images, posted on Twitter, show three men, said to be Syrian refugees, being made to wear lingerie

The incident is said to have taken place at the border, just days after several Turkish soldiers were arrested for ill-treating Syrian refugees.

They are all dressed in boots, trousers and yellow, pink and red lingerie sets, standing next to a tank.

The pictures, posted on Twitter by Syrian journalist Ahmad Alkhatib show three men all dressed in boots, trousers, and yellow, pink and red lingerie sets.

‘Again and again #Turkish soldiers insulting some of the #Syrians who tried to went to #Turkey. Syrians still insulted,’ Mr Alkhatib wrote alongside the images.

The three men have signs of physical abuse, and what appears to be bruising and lacerations on backs and arms

The images are said to have originally been posted online by the soldiers themselves, appear just days after three Turkish soldiers were arrested for abusing Syrian refugees.

The trio filmed themselves beating up and verbally abusing four young Syrians who had tried to cross the border illegally.

The video, widely shared on social media but which could not be independently verified, appears to shows four Turkish soldiers kicking and beating the Syrians.

The incident is said to have taken place at the border of Syria and Turkey

The video was actually filmed by one soldier, whose shadow appears in the footage. It was not immediately clear how the footage had been released.

One soldier asks the Syrians: ‘Will you come to Turkey again? Be quiet man! Don’t shout.’

One soldier is also seen repeatedly kicking a Syrian and then again once he is on the ground.

The Syrians are seen groaning in pain in the video. And the soldier asks another man: ‘Why did you bring the refugees in? Are you a smuggler?’

The images are said to have originally been posted online by the soldiers themselves, appear just days after three Turkish soldiers were arrested for abusing Syrian refugees.

A court in the southern Turkish province of Hatay ruled three of the soldiers would be remanded to custody in custody but released a fourth soldier, state-run news agency Anadolu reported.

Before the arrests, the army said in a statement late Sunday that ‘the personnel in question were taken into custody and all administrative and judicial procedures have been immediately started against them’.

It said the Syrians who attempted to cross illegally were deported back after passing medical checks.

Turkey is home to 2.9 million Syrian refugees, according to government figures, but the vast majority are scattered throughout the country rather than in camps.

Ankara’s allies have applauded the generosity shown by Turkey to its Syrian neighbours throughout the conflict although there have been signs of growing tensions recently.

In July, Syrian refugee in Turkey was raped and beaten to death by rock-wielding attackers just days before she was due to give birth, and her 10-month-old baby strangled, sparking outrage.

In the early stages of the conflict, Turkey had an ‘open-door’ policy for Syrians seeking to flee to the country but in reality the border has tightened considerably since then.

Photo: dailymail

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