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No longer welcome: Anti-refugee sentiments rising in Turkey

Nearly 80 percent of Turkish people say Syrians should be deported, as economic woes and political campaigning fuel anger online and riots in the streets.

We spoke to residents in Istanbul about why their attitudes are changing, and Syrians about whether they still feel safe in Turkey.
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