Syrians Live Outdoors İn Turkey's Resort Town Of Bodrum
Hundreds of Syrian refugees have been living outdoors in Turkey's southern resort town of Bodrum, while locals have expressed both their sympathy and their concerns, fearing the situation could negatively impact tourism. On the shoreline of Bodrum, a resort town in the western province of Muğla, Syrian refugees can be seen living in small parks alongside tourists out for a stroll, as the tourism season has come to the town, the population of which reaches more than one million in the summer months with an influx of visitors. Syrian refugees are trying to survive by sleeping on blankets spread on the ground beside their suitcases along the shoreline. Some of them hold placards reading: "We come from Syria. Please help us" written in English. "You call us beggars. We are not beggars. We are in exile!" said Zeynep, one of the Syrian refugees, who later detailed how they had come to Bodrum.