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.
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.“