The Drama im Syria still goes on. And ufortnately there are no signs of a quick solution.
As allways in similar cases, women and kids are on the top if the lists, who suffers at a maximum level.
İstanbul is full with emigrants from Syria who are spread around the city with the children and begging.
Tomorrow I'll post a second similar capture also taken in one of the most crowded places of İstanbul the Eminonu Squaer, close the the Aegyptian Market (the spice bazaar).
Komşumuz Suriyedeki anlamsız iç savaş hala acımazıs bir şekilde sürüyor ve de bu tür benzeri durumlarda hep olduğu gibi, bundan da en çok kadınlar ve çocuklar zarar görüyorlar.
İstanbul büyük bir Suriyeli göç'ü alıyor. Eminönü, Beyazıt Meydanları gibi kalabalık yerlerde Suriyeli kadınlar, çocukları ile birlikte üç beş kuruş için dileniyorlar. Bilmedikleri, anlamadıkları bir dilde.
Bu kadın da onlardan biri. İki küçük çocuğu ile birlikte Eminönü Meydanını mesken tutmuş.
Yarın başla bir Suriyeli anne'yi daha göstereceğim sizlere.
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daddo (22372) 2013-11-06 2:12
Selam Mesut. I wonder if women ran the world whether we would live more peacefully. As it now is, the world is most cruel to women and children during times of war. I saw a number of women begging when i was in Istanbul, they kept saying Suriya, Suriya...Some people told me that they were not Syrians but Roma pretending to be refugees. This is a very sad image- the children are so little and one wonders what sort of future awaits them. Regards. Klaudio.
lousat (71461) 2013-11-06 2:20
Hi Mesut,a great dedication to this neverending dramatic situation from Syria,A lot of migrants in Italy too,coming there whit old boats starting from Libia,and a lot of people dead as you know in the sea.This pic is a beautiful small example,i hope that the things will change soon in this beautiful country that i visit some years ago.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (82675) 2013-11-06 2:51
a good reportage shot from the daily life of Istanbul with the hundrends of emigrants and especially women and children as you write in your note,to suffer from the civil war in Syria.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.
Noel_Byrne (20143) 2013-11-06 2:55
A powerful scene. As we look at the news on TV, and we hear the numbers of refugees from war torn areas, it is easy to become disconnected from the human realities and just to hear numbers. I think one of the problems in the world today is that we are flooded with so much news that we sometimes forget the actual suffering and see things as statistics, and things to be reported on by the UN and other such bodies. Captures such as yours brings home the starkness of the situation and we see a woman who could be our sister, children who could be our own, our nieces and nephews, people who deserve so much better than what the wars of those in ivory towers allow. A powerful shot Mesut, and a touching one.
Thanks for sharing
adidas5nb (4408) 2013-11-06 3:00
well the situation in syria is bad and not desired at all.sad note from you.may all these emigrants find a way back to their houses.great reportage.
emka (72306) 2013-11-06 3:26
It is such a sad photo. I also saw the Syrian people on the street begging, and mainly they were women with small kids. Is for them any other way to survive than begging? What can be done for them? The woman doesn't look as beggar, how cruel is the life for her.
Warm regrads MAlgo
willperrett (5648) 2013-11-06 3:43
An excellent, sad, serious and important photograph, in the best tradition of documentary photography. I hope lots of TE members see this.
holmertz (36453) 2013-11-06 8:30
Sights like this are absolutely heart-breaking. For most of us, living in safe countries, it is beyond our imagination that our lives could turn into this kind of nightmare. But also in Syria people lived fairly good and stable lives, not too much different from the lives of most Europeans, and yet the whole country has collapsed, nearly everybody's life has been shattered. Seeing children and women, who have done no harm, suffer like this is just unbearable.
amaryllis (33426) 2013-11-06 9:23
ces photos font aussi partie de ce que l'on doit voir,malheureusement, c'est triste pour cette femme et ces deux bambins .
Certes ils arrivent en Turquie, ailleurs aussi quand ils le peuvent, j'espère qu'un jour elle pourra retrouver une vie quasi normale, dans la paix
TRB (13545) 2013-11-06 9:58
İçler acısı, ülkemiz açısından da büyük sıkıntı....
Çok etkileyici kompozisyon ve sunum..
tebrikler, emeğinize sağlık.
selam ve sevgiler
resat1972 (7134) 2013-11-06 11:57
dilencilere para verilmemesinden yana olanlardadım..
hatta çocuklaram yanımda çikolata şeker hurma ne varsa paraya dönüşmeyeceğinden ve onu o çocuğun tadacağından emin olduğum için ikram etmeye çalışırım. çevremede bunu tavsiye ederim.
Ancak bu foto ve sizin anlatımınız taşları yeniden oynatacak cinsten
insanlık adına gerçek ihtiyaç sahiplerinin yararlanabileceği ve burada çalışanların gerçekten insancıl olacak kurumlara ve dernekler ihtiyaç var.
Bir gün ümraniyede ofisten dışarıyı izlerken medicana (eski hayat hastanesi) önünde iyi giyimli iki dilenciyi gördüm. arabaları durdurup birşeyler konuşuyor ve yaklaşık 1/5 inden para alabiliyorlardı.
Polisi aradım. belediyeyi ara dedi, belediyeyi aradım. Ümraniye belediyesini ara dedi, ümranye belediyesini aradım. ana caddde büyükşehir bakıyor bizi arama dedi, ben sinirlenince zabıtayı ara dedi, numarayı istedim. internet sitesinden al dedi, buldum, ekip gönderiyoruz dediler, iki saat kimse gelmedi, daha sonraki günler yine aynı kişileri gördüm. işte bunları gördükçe bakış açısı değişiyor ve İstanbulda bir daha düzelmiyor.
fotoğrafta en çok üzüldüğüm çocuklar ve annenin onlara ekmek bulma çabası..
tyro (18330) 2013-11-06 14:54
Oh, dear, what an awful state of affairs it is that these terribly poor outcast people should have to live on the streets and beg in order to keep themselves alive. As you say, the situation in Syria is dreadful and there appears to be no real prospect of a resolution. At least, I suppose, these poor people are safe in Istanbul away from the conflict they have suffered for so long.
You have captured this scene perfectly and this could well be an excellent reportage shot. Technically, your picture is superb with excellent light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity. You have also caught the look of misery and suffering in the young mother's face.
With your very good note and very fine picture, this is -
An Excellent Upload for TE!
fabbs99 (15677) 2013-11-06 18:52
Hello Mesut Bey,
A Very poignant shot of real life from street of Istanbul.The upheavals in the Muslim countries has been bloody of late and causing displacement of such young lady with kids in foreign lands.The revolution if needed should be peaceful and constructive and should ensure preservation of human rights.It should not be driven by the economic and military needs of the western worlds.Very well done, TFS.
jjcordier (72658) 2013-11-06 23:01
Une photo-témoignage poignante sur la situation de ces personnes qui ont tout perdu et tentent de survivre.
Fis2 (81536) 2013-11-07 0:40
Good reportage shot.
Very impressive picture.
jhm (134518) 2013-11-07 3:41
What a drama the war in Syria, a pity that people never something learn out of the history, religion is sometime a very dangerous source for people with bad ideas.
We have two Wars here in Flemish Belgium with a lot victims in past, I hope that never comes a new WAR.
Excellent captured, nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
John_F_Kennedy (41980) 2013-11-07 5:31
The poorness to see - no words necessary.
abmdsudi (38878) 2013-11-07 7:56
Powerful image that tells a story and excellent reportage highlighting the real situation. Actually no words is necessary to describe this....
ourania (25574) 2013-11-07 11:40
Hello dear Mesut,
your picture is striking. Mother and children occupy a little of the large empty space and they look so alone and helpless in this frame. It's so sad. Their life in their country must have been very different before the atrocities of civil war, they aren't used to conditions like these. I hope that life will be kind and generous to them again, no one deserves this. Thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mjw364 (6998) 2013-11-15 2:31
A very sad image. An important piece of photo documentary.
carlo62 (26910) 2013-11-18 0:17
una dedica dal carattere forte, un documento che esprime tutto il dramma in corso, ma anche quelli passati e non ancora risolti e quelli, purtroppo, che verranno.
Situazioni che si ripetono da secoli e che non vedranno la fine se non con la fine dell'uomo.
Bella foto per una brutta situazione.
Miguel82 (19437) 2013-12-04 13:25
a high value picture, this is a brillant report about the Syrian drama and people forced to come in neighboring countries to escape the war, this is very sad to see a young and cute mother with babies on the ground of the street itself, excellent hues and good framing, a photo comment very well built
all the best, have a good evening
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (79420)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/6.8, 1/478 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-06 2:02