Syrian newlywed barber killed outside his shop in Istanbul: reports

Syrian newlywed barber killed outside his shop in Istanbul: reports
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14 June, 2022
Sultan Jabna, 21, was reportedly fatally stabbed when two groups of Turkish youths brawled outside his barber shop in the Taksim district of Istanbul
The 21-year-old Syrian was was reportedly fatally stabbed when two groups of Turkish youths brawled outside his shop in the Taksim district [Anadolu via Getty - archive]

A young Syrian barber was reportedly killed outside his shop in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Monday evening, the latest in a series of violent deaths of young Syrian refugees in the city.

Sultan Jabna, 21 was fatally stabbed when two groups of Turkish youths brawled outside his shop in the Taksim district of the city, an unnamed source told Orient TV.

Jabna, who was originally from the Syrian city of Homs, had gotten married two months prior to his death, according to the local media reports.

It is unclear from the reports if Jabeen was an intended target of the stabbing. However, Syrian refugees are vulnerable to murders and attacks in Turkey.

Another 21-year-old Syrian refugee was killed in Istanbul just last week in an apparent racist attack.

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Turkey is currently home to around four million Syrian refugees who have fled their home country since civil war broke out more than a decade ago.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to send one million Syrian refugees in Turkey back to Syria, while some Turkish opposition parties have vowed to expel Syrian refugees from Turkey.