Turkey: Syrian student reportedly stabbed to death in border province
A seventeen-year-old Syrian student, Fares Al Ali, who recently entered a medicine school in Turkey was stabbed to death in Turkey's southern border province of Hatay, according to various sources.
A Twitter account affiliated with the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said on Sunday:
"An orphan student who was receiving education in our Reyhanli Campus and who recently qualified to enter the Faculty of Medicine was assaulted and killed by a group in Hatay."
The Orient News, owned by Syrian businessman and opposition figure Ghassan Aboud, posted a video allegedly recorded during the deadly incident, saying, "a video clip of the young Fares Al Ali, taking his last breath after being stabbed with a knife by a group of Turkish youths."
"Medicine School" quickly became one of the trending topics in Turkey after the news spread on social media, with hundreds of people expressing protests, including Labor Party chair Ercument Akdeniz who said:
"Syrian student Fares Elali was stabbed to death. He had recently qualified to enter the medicine school. Do not ever show tolerance to hate against migrants, to actions of hate."