A Turkish member of parliament has faced backlash after a ‘racist’ tweet targeting a Syrian refugee, Orient News reported.
Ilay Aksoy, of the nationalist Iyi Party, posted a picture on Tuesday naming a young female Syrian graduate and revealing identifying personal details complaining that the Syrian refugee had found a job in a state hospital so soon after graduating with a degree in pharmacy.
The woman has reportedly received online abuse as a result.
Turks and Syrians took to social media to denounce the centre-right politician, expressing fear for the Syrian woman’s safety.
The controversial politician ran in the 2019 Istanbul elections under the banner: ‘I will not give Fatih to the Syrians’.