Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Collection with 43 media items created by Steven Wassenaar

19 Mar 2014 04:00

On the Syrian - Turkish border near Kilis, newly arrived exhausted
refugees from Aleppo meet those who choose to go back to the war-torn
city in Syria. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they did not
get help, work, or a place in a refugee camp. The newly arrivals
quickly discover that Turkey can no longer host them. In cities like
Kilis and Gaziantep, unsanitary surfaces, basements and garages, are
rented to penniless refugees. After a few months in Turkey, many
refugees return to Aleppo, where at least they have a house and a family.

Newly arrived refugees, disorientated, spent their first nights in bus
stations and other public places, until they find a place to rent at
high prices from local owners. At the border, young Syrian children
work as smugglers and help for some refugees to cross the border
illegally in both directions. Those fleeing the poverty in Turkey to
return to Syria say they have lost hope in a better future. Some say
they would rather die quickly from a bomb then slowly from misery.

Syria Turkey Mena Refugees Kilis Aleppo

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, a young Syrian boy carries his younger brother on his shoulder to cross the border. Newly-arriving refugees from Aleppo have to escape Turkish border controls and cross the border illegally. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, a child lost a shoe while running to escape border controls. Refugees fleeing the bombings in Aleppo will get no help, no work and no place in a refugee camp once they arrive in saturated Turkey. Many refugees are forced to head back to Aleppo after spending a difficult time in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

Newly arrived refugees from Aleppo had to escape Turkish border controls and cross the border illegally.

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugees from Aleppo had to escape Turkish border controls and cross the border illegally.

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, a mother carries her daughter as refugees try to escape Turkish border controls and cross the border illegally.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, smugglers help the newly arrived refugees from Aleppo to escape Turkish border controls and cross the border illegally. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey, a country that is now saturated with refugees.

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugees from Aleppo had to escape Turkish border controls and cross the border illegally. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey, a country that is now saturated with refugees.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

This is Fatima, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, a girl waits to enter Turkey as refugees from Aleppo try to escape border controls and cross the border illegally. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, new arrivals will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after just a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, smugglers and FSA fighter from Liwa Al Tawaeed brigade open fence in the Turkish border to cross the border illegally. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border, L Abdulazeen, 12, and R Abdulga, 14, are members of a refugee family from Aleppo, each living in a tiny, wet and cold storage $200-a-month room since two months. Their father, 40-year-old Ahmad who has four boys and three girls, worked in a factory in Aleppo but has been unsuccessfully searching for a job in the past 1.5 months. He does not have any money left. Abdulga - 14 said: "I'm afraid of the bombs, me and my brothers, there has been bomb attacks, we saw the body of a dead person, we were full of fear, our stomach ached. It was in Bab Alwa, I went out to by fruit and bread and we saw the barrel bomb fall. I don't go to school since 3 years."

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border, newly arrived refugees from Aleppo sleep in a bus station. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, four young refugees carry their luggage as they try to escape the Turkish border controls and cross the border illegally. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months.

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

Near the Syrian - Turkish border, a newly-arrived refugee family from Aleppo sleep in a bus station. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after just a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

Near the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, Abu Abdo, 72-year-old refugee from Aleppo, walks with two of his children, his son Yousef, 5, and his daughter, Baraah, 3. He has found no job in Turkey, lives with five people in one tiny $200-a-month room and was asked to leave the place. Abu Abdo says he has no money left and will return to Aleppo.

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By Steven Wassenaar
26 Jan 2014

Ahmad Amidou, a Syrian refugee, was a teacher in Aleppo but has worked in a factory in Gaziantep, Turkey, for the past year. His son, Mohammed, 6, was afraid to stay in Aleppo. Every month Ahmad returns to Aleppo.

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

In Kilis, near the Syrian - Turkish border, newly-arrived refugees from Aleppo sleep in a bus station next their bags and luggage. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

In Kilis near the Syrian - Turkish border, L Abdulazeen 12, R Abdulga, 14, who arrived with their refugee family from Aleppo, wait to enter Turkey. They have each lived in a tiny, wet and cold $200-a-month storage room for the past two months. Their father, 40-year-old Ahmad who is a father of four boys and three girls, has been looking for a job in Turkey for 1.5 months after leaving his job in a factory in Aleppo. Ahmad says he has no money left and will return to Aleppo in the next three to five days. Abdulga said: "I'm afraid of the bombs, me and my brothers, there has been bomb attacks, we saw the body of a dead person, we were full of fear, our stomach ached. It was in Bab Alwa, I went out to by fruit and bread and we saw the barrel bomb fall. I don't go to school since 3 years."

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugees from Aleppo had to escape Turkish border controls and cross the border illegally. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugee from Aleppo who had to escape Turkish border controls and cross the border illegally. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived Fatima, 10, refugee from Aleppo with no place to go, waits for her family to pick her up. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

Near the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, Abu Abdo, a 72-year-old refugee from Aleppo, his wife Um Abdo, 33, and their 13-day-old baby Gais live in a tiny $200-a-month they will have to evacuate. Abu Abdo has not found a job in Turkey, he has no money left and says he will return to Aleppo.

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By Steven Wassenaar
25 Jan 2014

Syrian refugees in the district Korshiyaka Muhales in Gaziantep (Turkey): the family has lived since seven months in a $100-a-month cellar, with no windows but must evacuate the place in 3 days. Children has not gone to school since 3 years.

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By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2014

Near the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, which is now saturated with refugees, new arrivals will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after just a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, refugees return to Aleppo because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they found no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border, L Abdulazeen, 12, and R Abdulga, 14, are members of a refugee family from Aleppo, each living in a tiny, wet and cold storage $200-a-month room since two months. Their father, 40-year-old Ahmad who has four boys and three girls, worked in a factory in Aleppo but has been unsuccessfully searching for a job in the past 1.5 months. He does not have any money left. Abdulga - 14 said: "I'm afraid of the bombs, me and my brothers, there has been bomb attacks, we saw the body of a dead person, we were full of fear, our stomach ached. It was in Bab Alwa, I went out to by fruit and bread and we saw the barrel bomb fall. I don't go to school since 3 years."

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugee from Aleppo pack a Taxi to go to the bus station. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

Near the Syrian - Turkish border, 72-year-old refugee from Alepp, Abu Abdo, cooks a meal. He has not found a job in Turkey, lives with five people in a tiny $200-a-month room and has no money left. After the house owner asked him and his family to leave the place, Abu Abdo says he will now return to Aleppo.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugee from Aleppo with no place to go, waiting for family to pick her up. Fatima 10 years. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugees from Aleppo with no place to go, waiting for their families to pick them up. M Mohammad, 30, and L Mona, 9. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
25 Jan 2014

Mohammed, 7, has lived with his family in the district Korshiyaka Muhales in Gaziantep, Turkey for the past seven months in a $100-a-month cellar, with no windows. The owner said they must evacuate the place in three days. Children has not gone to school since three years.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugees from Aleppo in a bus to Gaziantep, Turkey. R Mona, 9, and L Fatima, 10. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, refugee from Aleppo, nine-year-old Mona, has no place to go, waits for her family to pick her up. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
27 Jan 2014

Syrian refugee in Kilis near the Syrian-Turkish border.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugees from Aleppo have no place to go as they wait for their families to pick them up. R Mohammed, 30 , M Mona, 9, and L Fatima, 10. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

In Kilis, near Syrian - Turkish border, 2 refugee families from Aleppo live each in a tiny, wet and cold storage room. The family at the right has a 13 days old baby, Gais in the arms of his father, Abu Abdo, 72. Abu Abdo also has a five-year-old son, Yousef, and a three-year-old daughter, Baraah. They have been here since two months. The family at the left consists of 11 members, Ahmad (40 years), the father, worked in a factory in Aleppo. He has 4 boys and 3 girls. He has been looking for a job in Turkey since 1,5 months. The monthly rent for their room is $200, but they don't have any money left. They say they will return to Aleppo in 3-5 days.

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By Steven Wassenaar
25 Jan 2014

Syrian refugees from Aleppo live in the cellars in this building in Gaziantep, Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

In Kilis, near Syrian - Turkish border. Abu Abdo, 72, refugee from Aleppo, sits with his wife Um Abdo 33, and their baby Gais, 13 days old, and his daugther Baraah, 3. Abu Abdo has not found a job in Turkey, lives with five people in a $200-a-month tiny room. The house owner asked them to leave the place. Abu Abdo says he will return to Aleppo, he has no money to stay in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, refugees return to Aleppo because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they found no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.

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By Steven Wassenaar
31 Jan 2014

On the Syrian - Turkish border in Kilis, newly arrived refugee from Aleppo, Fatima, 10, has no place to go and waits for her family to pick her up. Because Turkey is saturated with refugees, they will likely get no help, no work, and no place in a refugee camp. Many refugees return to Aleppo after a few months in Turkey.