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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Contributed to this report as multimedia Journalist. "It was a deal: The EU will pay three billion euros, and Turkey is for refugees up on the way to Europe and keep in the country. But Turkey is doing enough? " click to continue with the original report.(in German) (Adblock should be turned-off.)
Contributed to this report as Video-Journalist. "In the Turkish coastal town of Cesme, Abdullah Mohammed and his family found themselves stranded after a smuggler promising to take them to Greece ran off with their money." click to continue with the original report.
Contributed to this report as Video-Journalist. "On a secluded beach on the Turkish coast, men stand knee-deep in shallow water, loading a group of about 30 people into a black, inflated pontoon boat. The passengers -- refugees and migrants bound for the Greek island of Lesbos -- cram in, wearing lifejackets or inner tubes around their... Continue Reading →
Contributed to that report as a fixer. "A few months earlier, a young protester named Abdullah Cömert had died on Gündüz Street after allegedly being struck by a tear-gas canister — the second Gezi fatality nationwide. Shortly after midnight, on September 10, in the faint red glow recorded by the camera, a twenty-two-year-old named Ahmet Atakan became... Continue Reading →
Contributed to this report as Journalist. The death of a young protester in southeastern Turkey prompted thousands to turn out in Istanbul on Saturday, in what was a mostly peaceful demonstration. The 18-year-old man was killed and at least nine others were wounded Friday while protesting the construction of a new security outpost near the... Continue Reading →