Protests after car bombs in Turkish border town

By REUTERS
May 11, 2013 20:53

REYHANLI, Turkey - Protests erupted in a Turkish town near the Syrian border on Saturday after twin car bombs killed at least 40 people, with some locals blaming Syrian residents for bringing violence over the frontier and others railing against Turkey's foreign policy.

Police reinforcements were sent to the town of Reyhanli after the bombs ripped into crowded streets in the early afternoon, scattering cars and concrete blocks. The town is home to thousands of Syrians who have fled their country's civil war.Videos posted on Turkish news websites showed a group of around 100 Turks marching in central Reyhanli calling for Prime Minister Erdogan to resign, blaming the attack on his government's policy towards Syria.


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