Syrian refugees across Turkey (for Amnesty International Journal Germany - with journalist Nicole Graaf)
Samples from a commission work for Amnesty International Journal about the living conditions of syrian refugees in Turkey, on their way to Europe.
About 3 million syrians have fled the war in their country and Turkey has accepted more than 800 000 refugees, approximately 10 times more than the whole E.U. Around 75% of them are left to fend for themselves and with no proper aid mechanisms in place they are subject to exploitation: at work by employers, by landlords etc.
Only those with enough savings can dream about making their way to Europe to seek asylum and set up a new life. But because of the massive influx of refugees, Turkey's E.U. neighbors, Bulgaria and Greece, have tightly secured their borders, making it more and more difficult for refugees to cross to Europe.