Iraqis and Syrians are now seen as potential bombers
KOCAELI - As a result of the recent bomb attacks, Iraqi and Syrians are seen as potential bombers which is causing these people to feel anxious.
The police got an act together as the Syrian young men travelling on national coaches in Kocaeli presented suspicion. Police officers stopped the coach on the motorway and searched the young men. After the ID check and search nothing negative was found.
The incident took place in Kocaeli-Ankara motorway. It has been claimed that a group of Iraqi families got on a coach owned by a private company to travel to Zonguldak. A passenger in the coach reported to the police as he thought one of the Iraqi men looked suspicious. As a result of the report, the Kocaeli police officers stopped the coach on the motorway and carried out an ID check and searched the suitcases.
Several police forces were sent to the scene of incident and Iraqi young men were asked to leave the coach for search. A process of stop and search was carried out by the police officers to the Iraqi young men as well as their suitcases. The suspects were confused and amazed by the stop and search after the investigation. It was understood that there was a misunderstanding of suspicion after the search.
Such incidents indicate that Iraqi and Syrians are seen as potential bombers as a result of the recent bomb attacks. (ILKHA)