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Notes From #Pazarkule/ #Evros, Sixth Day

Pazarkule. Turkey. March 5, 2020. We are not anymore in Pazarkule. But we are still in touch with the people we got to know in Pazarkule in the first few days. 

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#DAF in #Pazarkule / #Evros: Impressions of Migrant Crisis on The Border

Pazarkule. Turkey. March 3, 2020. Waiting of immigrants moving to the Pazarkule border gate in Edirne continues for 4 days after the announcement of T.C state that opening of the border gates on the border of Greece. There are actively five thosound waiting immigrants on the border however the circulation of the number of incoming and returning people is quite high, expressed in tens of thousands.

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Notes from #Pazarkule / #Evros, the Fifth Day

Pazarkule. Turkey. March 4, 2020. It is our fifth day on the field. The day began with the large groups of migrants arriving at Pazarkule checkpoint in the darkness, which went on until the afternoon.

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Notes from #Pazarkule / #Evros, the Fourth Day

03.03.2020 Evros       

Pazarkule. Turkey. March 3, 2020. For our Report on Day 4, firstly we would like to highlight the importance of shifts and rotation to sustain our activities. We suggest that those who are willing to take part in the coordination could be communicated through a single contact.

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Notes from #Pazarkule / #Evros, the Third Day

Pazarkule. Turkey. March 2, 2020. Yesterday we left Pazarkule around 8 pm in order to observe the situation at the Ipsala border crossing. When we were leaving the field, we noticed that the queue of the free food spot, which was finally set up, got too long with long waiting times. The food being distributed were biscuits and snacks which have no nutrition value.

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Notes from #Pazarkule / #Evros, the Second Day

Pazarkule. Turkey. March 1, 2020. Yesterday we learned that a friend from Ankara Migrant Solidarity Network was prevented from passing through a police checkpoint, and the photos he/she took were investigated. Parking our cars earlier, in the fields next to the road worked for us though. Although we don’t know how we seemed, no one forced us to leave.  But we decided to be more careful especially while working on photo and video materials. But today, they took all the cars behing the police checkpoint, including ours. For now we have to leave the field. No one is allowed except the migrants and authorities now.

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