"Swords and knives" after the banana video.. Turkish police arrested 8 Syrians and are preparing to deport them

The Turkish "Anadolu Agency" reported that the police arrested eight Syrians on Friday after they appeared in a video on social media, as they were walking in a street in the state of Adana, carrying knives.

The agency quoted, according to "information received from the state of Adana" in southern Turkey, that the Security Directorate teams moved after a video was circulated on the communication platforms of a group of Syrians walking on a street carrying swords, knives and sticks in their hands.

The teams arrested the person who posted the clip on social media, and seven others who appeared in the video after identifying them.

After the procedures at the Security Directorate are completed, the eight suspects will be referred to the Immigration Department in preparation for their deportation outside Turkey.

Police teams continue to work to arrest the rest of the suspects who appeared in the video, after their identities were identified.

Last October, the Turkish Ministry of Interior arrested 19 Syrians in connection with the "banana videos" campaign published by Syrians denouncing a video clip showing a Turkish citizen saying that he could not buy bananas because of economic problems while the Syrians could.

The largest proportion of refugees is concentrated in the cities of Istanbul, Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa.

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