Germany: New Generation Diaspora


One of the things that those who manage to go from Turkey hear most is the sentence “You’ve left and saved yourself, good for you.” Do the departers truly live in a euphoria of victory with a fundamental sense of salvation?

The fact that the common ground of the individuals we interviewed eventually came to Gezi Park protests and their aftermath led us to name this new diaspora the “Gezi Diaspora.”

Two part multi-media file including a long article, detailed statistics and a short documentary published in Turkish, Kurdish and English by me and my colleague Volkan Agir.

* The “Unemployed Journalists Chasing News” project is being realized with the financial support of Matra-Human Rights Program of Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Against Work Prohibition!

Gegen Arbeitsverbote!
Aktion für ein uneingeschränktes Arbeitsrecht mit Theter, dem Augsburger Flüchtlingsrat, dem Equal Rights Movement Augsburg und dem Grandhotel Cosmopolis. Video von Ibrahim Karcı, türkischer Journalist.

Against work prohibition!
Action for the unlimited right ot work with Theter, Augsburger Flüchtlingsrat, Equal Rights Movement Augsburg and Grandhotel Cosmopolis.

CNNi: ISIS leadership involved in Istanbul attack planning, Turkish source says

I contributed to this report as freelance journalist.
“The terrorists rented an apartment in the Fatih district of Istanbul, where one of the attackers left behind his passport, the Turkish government source said.
The attack was “extremely well planned with ISIS leadership involved,” the source said.
Turkish police visited the Fatih area and showed neighbors video and photographs of three men they say are believed to have carried out the attack, residents said.”

Video Interview:”Can Northern Ireland Peace Process used as a model for Kurdish Conflict in Turkey?”

I was among the 110 Journalists invited to participate EYMD and EYE which was held by European Parliament in Strasbourg and had a chance to interview with the vice president Mairead McGuinness.

In this small piece I am questioning:

“Can Northern Ireland Peace Process used as a model for Kurdish Conflict in Turkey?”

published by an independent online magazine named Neynik that adopts “Peace Journalism” as editorial policy, focusing on conflict and resolution news.

Kuzey İrlanda Barış Süreci Türkiye’deki Kürt Sorunu için Model Oluşturabilir Mi? from Neynik on Vimeo.

TIME: Alan Kurdi’s Story: Behind The Most Heartbreaking Photo of 2015

Contributed to this video story as freelance line producer and reporter.

“In the early hours of Sept. 2, the family crowded onto a small inflatable boat on the beach of Bodrum, Turkey. A few minutes into the journey to Greece, the dinghy capsized. Alan, his older brother Ghalib and his mother Rihanna all drowned, joining the more than 3,600 other refugees who died in the eastern Mediterranean this year.”

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Associated Press TV: Migrants leave Turkey in a dinghy for Greece

Contributed to this report as Video-Journalist and reporter. 

“A group of migrants set sail for Greece from Turkey on Wednesday, as the flow of people to Europe continues.The group piled into an inflatable raft at a beach in Izmir to make the journey across the Aegean Sea, likely to Chios, just a few kilometers away.”

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