Turkish soldiers who were seen in video footage mistreating Syrian refugees at the border have been detained, the Turkish Armed Forces stated on July 30.
Footage of soldiers mistreating four Syrian refugees trying to cross into Turkey illegally has been widely circulated on social media in the past three days.
“The personnel who carried out acts that are impossible to accept, have been detained and the necessary legal action has been taken against them,” the army said.
The Armed Forces also shared information regarding the health conditions of the four Syrian nationals, saying they were deported after authorities determined that they were in a stable condition.
“Four people, who were caught trying to enter Turkey illegally, were delivered to security forces and they were deported after necessary health checks were made and after their health conditions were determined to be fine,” the army said. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)