Anna R.

Anna is a long-term traveller and freelance writer, with specific interest in refugee protection and migration policies, focused on the MENA region. She frequently lives in Istanbul but does not feel bound by geography when it comes to storytelling.

On the Edge: Diyarbakir’s Refugee Camp, Fidanlik Park

On the Edge Diyarbakirs Refugee Camp Fidanlik Park

The labyrinth of white tents and sand paths of Fidanlik Park leads us into the depths of one of the largest refugee camps in the country, on the outskirts of Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey. We almost give up after a brief coversation with the guards that abruptly say ‘No!’ to all our requests to visit the camp. But then, the crowd pulls ...

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