ANKARA (Sputnik) – The Nizip refugee camp 25 miles east of Gaziantep was founded in 2013 and is home to some 5,000 Syrian migrants. Merkel, Turkey’s former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans visited the camp on April 23 to mark Children’s Day in Turkey.
The allegations surfaced after families of eight children filed a lawsuit, unfazed by their refugee status that kept other families from going forward, the newspaper said. It added that the scandal was revealed after military personnel noticed E.E. taking children to the surveillance cameras’ blind spots.
A high ranking military officer from the camp accused the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) of failing to notice the rapes.
AFAD retorted by claiming the publication of rape allegations months after the incident were attempts to discredit Turkey as a host of nearly 3 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees.