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Emin Özmen
Turkish by birth but not Kurdish, I grew up in a culture where the Kurdish issue is ever-present. For years, I have tried try to understand this complex issue, which to date remains sensitive. Kurds have suffered many woes since World War One and the redefinition of their borders. So, since 2014, I have dedicated a lot of my work to the Kurdish community in Southeast In the Southeast part of Turkey, mainly Kurdish, the fragile cease-fire achieved in 2013 between the AKP and fighters Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been shattered. Again, Kurdish civilians find themselves hostages of a 30-year-old...

Emin Özmen 2014

TURKEY. Suruc. October 2014. Turkish Armed Forces dispatch a...
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TURKEY. Suruc. September 2014. Syrian Kurds wait near the Turkish-Syrian...
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TURKEY. Suruc. October 2014. Kurds watch from a hill as a battle...
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TURKEY. Suruc. October 2014. Turkish Armed Forces dispatch a...
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TURKEY. Suruc. September 2014. Syrian Kurds wait near the Turkish-Syrian...
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TURKEY. Suruc. September 2014. Smoke rises after an area was...
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TURKEY. Suruc. September 2014.
Turkish riot police use tear...
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Emin Özmen 2015

TURKEY. Istanbul. October 2015. People gather after the twin...
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TURKEY. Suruc. March 2015. Thousands of people from across Kurdistan...
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TURKEY. Nusaybin. December 2015. A rocket hit a couple’s bedroom...
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TURKEY. Diyarbakir. November 2015. Turkish police fired tear...
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TURKEY. Nusaybin. December 2015. A member of Revolutionary Patriot...
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TURKEY. December 2015. Portraits of Derik's Kurdistan Workers...
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TURKEY. Nusaybin. December 2015. Walking past a make-shift barricade,...
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TURKEY. Derik. December 2015. Zahide Onen, 23, stands in her...
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TURKEY. Mardin. December 2015. A man walks near barricades in...
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TURKEY. Nusaybin. December 2015. A member of Civilian Protection...
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TURKEY. Istanbul. November 2015. People gathered in Gazi "Cem...
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TURKEY. Istanbul. October 2015. At a funeral, relatives mourn...
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TURKEY. Suruc. January 2015. Kurds line up near the border to...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. A boy stands near a destroyed building....
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TURKEY. Nusaybin. January 2016. Kurdish rebel, member of the...
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TURKEY. Diyarbakir. March 2016. Children climb a platform adorned...
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TURKEY. Sirnak. October 2016. A family stands in a tent in Cefhane...
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TURKEY. Nusaybin. January 2016. Members of Kurdish rebel group...
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TURKEY. Silopi. January 2016. A family stands near their home,...
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TURKEY. Silopi. January 2016. A woman stands near her home, destroyed...
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TURKEY. Sirnak. January 2016. People pray after the funeral ceremony...
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TURKEY. Sirnak. January 2016. A funeral for a victim of the clashes...
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TURKEY. Sirnak. January 2016. People gathered for the funerals...
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TURKEY. Sirnak. October 2016. The parents of Kader Kulter, 13,...
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TURKEY. Sirnak. October 2016. A family during dinner time in...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. The clashes between the Turkish Government...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. A man walks in the ruins of the Nur...
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TURKEY. Diyarbakir. September 2016. A boy stands with flowers...
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TURKEY. Sirnak. October 2016. A general view of the Toptapa camp...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. Children walk near their home, damaged...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. Men investigate a basement where 28...
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TURKEY. Diyarbakir. March 2016. Kurds chant slogans as they flash...
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TURKEY. Diyarbakir. March 2016. Kurds chant slogans as they flash...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. The family of Kasim, 17, mourn his...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. The family of Kasim, 17, mourn his...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. After 78 days of the government imposed...
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TURKEY. Cizre. 2016. Men sit in the ruins of their city, Cizre....
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TURKEY. Diyarbakir. February 2016. Rojerin Cukur’s mother poses...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. Destruction in Cizre, southeastern...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. A family carries their belongings...
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TURKEY. Cizre. March 2016. A mother, totally devastated and in...
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