Car Bombing in Turkish Border Town Adds to Growing Tensions Between Syrian Refugees and Local Turks


Credit: Bradley Secker
The site of one of the two car bombs that ripped through the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. 46 people are said to have died, and anti-Syrian sentiment is growing in the once welcoming town.

Last week when I arrived in Reyhanli, a Turkish town on the border with Syria, I was met with an air of anxiety, anger and an unsettling chaotic calm. An hour earlier, two car bombs had exploded, resulting in the death of 51 people.