Syrian Refugees in the Southeast of Turkey

Hatay, Turkey
Hatay is geographically in the lowest area in Turkey. Because of the province’s historical background a lot of Arabic people live in this region. Due to the closeness to the Syrian boarder this region is becoming a place where a lot of refugees are accumulating. Soldiers and fighters are also using it as a fallback point.

 

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Kilis, Turkey
Refugees that can’t find a place in the overcrowded camps have to find a place to stay on their own.
There’s a lot of tension between the residents and the refugees. Landlords are double charging the refugees, making it close to impossible for the refugees to start a new life.
This is not by chance. The residents do not want the refugees to become permanent residents. They unofficially gave them the title of „temporary guests.“

 

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Trapped in the hands of ISIS

This young girl was kidnapped by ISIS a year ago. They shaved her head to have her pass as a boy. She managed to escape from them a couple of weeks ago, making it to the province of Duhok where some of her relatives live.

 

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Displaced Persons in the Northern Iraq

Many Kurdish refugees fled from the area around Mosul to the province of Duhok. The adaptation to this area seems to be the easiest for many people
Since the camps are already overcrowded many people are being left stranded and have to find a place somewhere else.

 

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All Images © 2015 Felix Kleymann