Racist murder in Turkey: Syrian refugee killed in Istanbul
A refugee from Syria has been killed in an open street during a racist attack in Istanbul. "Go back to Syria," the perpetrator shouted, before gunning down the 21-year-old with two shots.
A refugee from Syria has been killed in an open street during a racist attack in Turkey. The daily Evrensel reports that 21-year-old Abdulkadir Davud was shot dead at a bus stop in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul on Sunday. The apparently drunk perpetrator shouted "Get the hell back to Syria" before he shot the Syrian with two shots.
"We sat in a park on the beach in Zeytinburnu and talked," 20-year-old Ahmed Uzun, a friend of the victim and witness to the crime, told Evrensel. "Later we went to a bus stop to get home. A man, unknown to us, stood at the window of his apartment and suddenly started to call us names in a wild way. We asked what this was all about and said that we hadn't done anything to him. He replied: 'Get the hell back to Syria' and continued his abuse. They were very crude expressions. We said nothing of the sort,' Uzun continued.
After the man left the window, his wife came on the balcony and said, 'Run away, he is drunk and he is getting his gun. The group then ran away. "Three shots were fired behind us. When we turned around, we saw Abdulkadir lying on the ground covered in blood. He was hit by two bullets. I think he was already dead when the ambulance arrived. I had taken photos of him that day," Uzun told.