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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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.”