​Erkan Arikan, the man behind the code which enabled the development of 5G Technology, in his office at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Shot for WIRED

Erkan Arikan, the man behind the code which enabled the development of 5G Technology, in his office at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Shot for WIRED

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Turkish author Orhan Pamuk in his central Istanbul home overlooking the Bosphorus.

Orhan Pamuk, Turkish author, shot for The Sunday Times

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Mr Hancioglu, managing director of HDI's Istanbul offices, Turkey.

Mr Hancioglu, shot for laif/HDI

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Dr Amani Ballour, in her home in Gaziantep, a southern Turkish city close to the Syrian border.

Dr Amani Ballour, in her home in Gaziantep, a southern Turkish city close to the Syrian border. Shot for The Times Magazine. 

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Celebrite chef Mehmet Gürs on a small fishing boat on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, where he said he would eat his last meal, fresh oysters and a bottle of wine. Mehmet often goes fishing in the Bosphorus, alone and with local fishermen.

Mehmet Gürs, chef, for Monocle Magazine

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​Kerimcan Guleryuz, founder of The Empire Project in Istanbul, for MONOCLE Magazine

Kerimcan Guleryuz, founder of The Empire Project in Istanbul, for MONOCLE Magazine

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Ebru Özdemir, Chairperson of Limak Investments, at their headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ebru Özdemir, Chairperson of Limak Investments, at their headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. Shot for the Financial Times

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Iyi party leader Meral Aksenar in her office at the iyi party headquarters in Anraka, Turkey. February 1st 2018

Meral Akşener, iyi Party leader, for Dagens Nyheter

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Ibrahim Kalin, chief adviser to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and deputy chairman of the Security and Foreign Policy Council of the Turkish Presidency. Portrait taken in Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey. 24th September 2021

Ibrahim Kalin, chief adviser to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and deputy chairman of the Security and Foreign Policy Council of the Turkish Presidency. Portrait taken in Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey. 24th September 2021

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Yiğit Aksakoğlu, the Turkey representative for the Bernard van Leer Foundation, in his offices near Taksim square and Gezi park, central Istanbul, Turkey.

Yigit Aksakoglu, for the FT

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Nilhan Osmanoglu outside her shop and cafe, Nilhan Sultan Kosku, on the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey.

Nilhan Osmanoglu outside her shop and cafe, Nilhan Sultan Kosku, on the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey. Shot for Dagens Nyheter

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​Erkan Arikan, the man behind the code which enabled the development of 5G Technology, in his office at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Shot for WIRED

Erkan Arikan, the man behind the code which enabled the development of 5G Technology, in his office at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Shot for WIRED

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Eda Eryalçın Topçu - Marine biologist at Istanbul University during a research dive in the Marmara Sea surrounding Istanbul.

Eda Eryalçın Topçu - Marine biologist at Istanbul University during a research dive in the Marmara Sea surrounding Istanbul. Shot for The Financial Times

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Magid Hamed Yasin poses for a portrait in Istanbul, Turkey. He works with his colleague Ahlam helping to protect vulnerable women and LGBT Iraqis, and smuggling them out of the country to safety.

Iraqi human rights activist, shot for Buzzfeed News. 

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13 year old Sharzad, from Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, sitting under a road bridge in the city of Tatvan, where he has slept the past few nights, out of sight from the Turkish authorities.

13 year old Sharzad, from Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, sitting under a road bridge in the city of Tatvan, where he has slept the past few nights, out of sight from the Turkish authorities. Shot for The Globe&Mail 

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Khaled Abdul Hadi, founder of Amman based My Kali magazine, in Jordan. Khaled and his magazine challenge many social issues and stigmas in Jordan and the wider Arabic speaking region, especially on issues of minorities and identity.

Khaled Abdul Hadi, founder of Amman based MyKali magazine in Jordan. Shot for PROFIL Magazine

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Gülsüm Kav poses for a portrait in central Istanbul, Turkey. June 2021. Gülsüm Kav is a Turkish feminist activist, writer and doctor. She is one of the founders of the organisation We Will Stop Femicide Platform, who raise awareness of gender-based violen

Gülsüm Kav poses for a portrait in central Istanbul, Turkey. June 2021. Gülsüm Kav is a Turkish feminist activist, writer and doctor. She is one of the founders of the organisation We Will Stop Femicide Platform, who raise awareness of gender-based violence in Turkey and campaign on behalf of the families of victims of femicide. Shot for The Guardian


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A young Afghan girl stands wrapped in a heat blanket on a beach near Molyvos, Lesvos island in Greece. She just arrived on a dinghy from Turkey.
A young Afghan girl stands wrapped in a heat blanket on a beach near Molyvos, Lesvos island in Greece. She just arrived on a dinghy from Turkey.
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Vahide Şefkatlıoğlu, 40, in her hospital room in Istanbul, Turkey. Vahide lost one of her legs and severly injured another when a tank ran her over on the 15th of July 2016 during an attempted coup d'etat in Turkey.

Vahide Şefkatlıoğlu, 40, in her hospital room in Istanbul, Turkey. Vahide lost one of her legs and severly injured another when a tank ran her over on the 15th of July 2016 during a failed coup d'etat in Turkey.

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Brigitte Weber, Austrian architect who designed the Trump Towers in Istanbul,Shot for Die Presse.

Brigitte Weber, Austrian architect who designed the Trump Towers in Istanbul. Shot for Die Presse.

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Europe, Turkey, Istanbul. Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker poses for a portrait in Istanbul. Pelin worked on a story about Turkish politicians linked to off shore companies exposed in the Panama Papers. She has been sentenced to prison, but will not likely

Pelin Ünker, shot for Die ZEIT

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16 year old Abdulkader al-Ali is a fighter with the group Ahrar al-Sham, who are fighting the Syrian Regime in northern areas of the country. He prays at a friends home in Sanliurfa, Turkey, during a break from fighting in Syria.

16 year old Abdulkader al-Ali is a fighter with the group Ahrar al-Sham, who are fighting the Syrian Regime in northern areas of the country. He prays at a friends home in Sanliurfa, Turkey, during a break from fighting in Syria. Shot for Helsingin Sanomat.

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Europe, Turkey, Istanbul. Kadri Gürsel, Turkish journalist for the Cumhirriyet newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey on 23rd April 2018. Kadri was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison on 25th April 2018, in connection to his journalism.

Kadri Gürsel, Turkish journalist for Cumhurriyet newspaper, shot for Helsingin Sanomat. April 2018

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Abdel Basset Sarout. Shot for Society Magazine (France) Abdul Baset al-Sarout, Basset, Abdul, Abdel, Sarout, al-Sarout

Abdel Basset Sarout. Shot for Society Magazine (France)

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Maya, 38, a businesswoman running 'Jasmine', a soap and handy-craft  shop in Amman. Maya is from Damascus, and has been living in Jordan as a refugee for many years, where she tried to do as well as she can with her businesses.

Maya, Syrian business woman in Jordan for Der SPIEGEL

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Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu in his office in central Istanbul, Turkey. 30th July 2019. After a second mayoral election in Istanbul, Mr Imamoglu regained his role as mayor, after winning both votes.

Istanbul mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu in his office in central Istanbul, 2019. Shot for the FT

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Samer al Kadri, the owner of Pages bookshop, a rare establishment where customers can find a range of Arabic, Turkish, French and English language books.

Samer al Kadri, the owner of Pages bookshop, a rare establishment where customers can find a range of Arabic, Turkish, French and English language books. Shot for Huffington Post

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Hüseyn Yıldız, the Imam at the Çamçukur mosque. Originally from Bursa he was been stationed in the village for several years.

Hüseyn Yıldız, the Imam at the Çamçukur mosque. Originally from Bursa he was been stationed in the village for several years.  Shot for Dagens Nyheter

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Portraits shot for UNICEF 

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Mohamed, 15 years old poses for a portrait. He was out of formal education for several years providing income to his family. Mohamed has since returned to school with the help of CARE International and is now the top student in his school.

Mohamed, Syrian child in school, former child labourer, Amman, Jordan. 

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Andreas Vetr has lived in Turkey for 23 years, and works for an HR consulting company based in Istanbul. Photographed at the Hilton Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey.

Andreas Vetr has lived in Turkey for 23 years, and works for an HR consulting company based in Istanbul. Photographed at the Hilton Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey. Shot for Die Presse

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Adnan Silou, a former military general, and the head of chemical weapons training and defense in Syria. Adnan is now living in Turkey, after leaving Syria in June 2012. 13/12/2012. Bradley Secker for the Washington Post.

Syrian chemical weapons expert, shot for the Washington Post

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Mariam, 45 years old, sits in the offices of Jasmine, a small collective of Syrian refugee women in Amman, Jordan, who sell soap and textile products from their office, and online.

'Mariam', for Der Spiegel

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Petra Holzer Özgüven, Austrian documentary film maker who has lived in Istanbul for more than twenty years.

Petra Holzer Özgüven, Austrian documentary film maker who has lived in Istanbul for more than twenty years. Shot for Die Presse

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Europe, Turkey, Istanbul. Kadri Gürsel, Turkish journalist for the Cumhirriyet newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey on 23rd April 2018. Kadri was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison on 25th April 2018, in connection to his journalism.

Kadri Gürsel, Turkish journalist for the Cumhurriyet newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey on 23rd April 2018. Shot for Helsingin Sanomat.

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Ahmet Davutoglu, former Turkish Prime Minister and former Turkish Foreign Minister at his offices in Levent, Istanbul, Turkey. July 26th 2019.

Ahmet Davutoglu, former Turkish PM and foreign minister. Shot for the Financial Times.

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Shot for Financial Times

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Turkish journalist Canan Coskun at the offices of Cumhuriyet newspaper where she works. Several of her former colleagues are now in prison or self imposed exile abroad. Bradley Secker for POLITICO

Turkish journalist Canan Çoskun at the offices of Cumhuriyet newspaper where she works. Several of her former colleagues are now in prison or self imposed exile abroad. Bradley Secker for POLITICO

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Muhammed, a member of Syria's Civil Defence, also known as the 'White Helmets'

Muhammed, a member of Syria's Civil Defence, also known as the 'White Helmets.' Shot for The White Helmets

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Amar, a 20 year old member of Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the 'White Helmets' during a training session in southern Turkey.

Amar, a 20 year old member of Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the 'White Helmets' during a training session in southern Turkey.  Shot for The White Helmets

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Gardenia, a member of the Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the 'White Helmets' at a training session in southern Turkey.

Gardenia, a member of the Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the 'White Helmets' at a training session in southern Turkey. Shot for The White Helmets

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Mahmoud Bitar, a Syrian refugee stands in the 'Bridges; centre in Athens, Greece.

Mahmoud Bitar, a Syrian refugee stands in the 'Bridges; centre in Athens, Greece. Shot for KNACK Magazine, Belgium

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TNT - Palestinian rapper, Lebanon.

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Ms Demiral working at the small textile factory in her village of Çamçukur. Women from the village and nearby work in the small scale factory.

Ms Demiral working at the small textile factory in her village of Çamçukur. Women from the village and nearby work in the small scale factory. Shot for Dagens Nyheter

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Fatma Aydemir. Shot for Fatma Aydemir

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Majdal, a Jordanian lesbian woman in Amman, Jordan's capital city.

LGBT activist in Amman, Jordan

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Asli Erdogan, shot for Le Figaro

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Ziad Homsi, a Syrian citizen photojournalist working to cover the conflict in Damascus province, and northern Syria.

Ziad Homsi, a Syrian citizen photojournalist working to cover the conflict in Damascus province, and northern Syria. Shot for The New Republic

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Syrian photographer Ziad Homsi working on his images from his temporary home in Reyhanli, on Turkey's border with north-western Syria.

Syrian photographer Ziad Homsi working on his images from his temporary home in Reyhanli, on Turkey's border with north-western Syria. Shot for The New Republic

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Hashish dealer, Pakistan.

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Mr Gay Syria 2016, Hussein Sabat.

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