Experienced freelance fixer in Turkey for news stories and documentary films
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Work I have done for American PBS around Syrian border in November 2012
As Kurds Fight for Freedom in Syria, Fears Rise in Turkey of Following Suit

Civil War Next Door: Syrian Conflict Tests Turkey

For Syrians Enduring the Harsh Conditions of War, Turkey Acts as Lifeline

Work I have done with Mr. Bobb Scott  around Syrian border for VOA in October
and November 2012

Syrian Refugees Resented by Some in Turkey

Turkey's Kurds Want More Freedoms, Autonomy

Work I Have done at Turkey Syrian border with Mr. Henry Ridgwell for VOA

Covert Smuggling Trail Arms Syrian Rebels, August 10, 2012

Kurdish Gains in Syria Rattle Turkey August 06, 2012

For Refugees Who Flee Aleppo, Turkish Camps Await August 03, 2012

Turkey Closes Syrian Border Posts as Fighting Draws Near July 25, 2012

Fighting Rages in Syria, Turkey Closes Key Crossings July 25, 2012

Turkey Appeals To Russia As Syrian Violence Spikes July 18, 2012

Syrian Rebels Claim Advances July 17, 2012

Syrian Refugees Watch Violence Unfold From Border Camp  July 16, 2012

Syrian Kurds Could Tip Scales of Syrian Conflict  March 28, 2012

Wounded Rebel Fighters Escape Syria for Treatment March 26, 2012

Border Traders Hit Hard by Syrian Sanctions, Violence  December 20, 2011

Turkish-Syrian Border Becomes Haven for Syrian Opposition December 18, 2011

Refugee Crisis Mounts in Turkey as Syrian Violence Escalates  June 11, 2011

Turkish Villagers Watch Syrian Crisis Unfold  June 10, 2011
Links of some other work I have done at Turkey Syrian border in 2012
The Australian Newspaper March 2012
Turkey Syria border
Pictures by Timo Vogt February 2012
Kourine Village in Idlib February 22. 2012
Swedish TV, SVT Oct 2011
Syrain refugees in Hatay
2013
Middle East Business Report  
December 2013, Turkey Syrian border Kilis and Gaziantep BBC World news
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Demonstrations in Nusaybin against wall built on the border
November 2013, Nusaybin Ruptly news agency
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llegal Syrian immigrants to Europe
May 2013, Istanbul, Gaziantep, Izmir BBC News night
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Several stories from Turkey-Syria boder
May 2013, Japanese TV (Tokyo Broadcasting System)
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Syrian refugees in Gaziantep
April 2013, ARTE Journal, ARTE TV
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US Patriots deployment in Turkey
February 2013, Gaziantep Fox news
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German Patriots deployment in Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Iskenderun, Gazianntep, kahramanmaras, January 2013 German ARD TV
Work I did in 2011 at Turkish_Syrian border
Syrian refugess in Hatay (Antakya)
Date: December 2011 Location: Hatay (Antakya) Syrian Border Company:  VOA  TV
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Syrian refugees in Hatay (Antakya)
Date: September-October 2011 Location: Hatay (Antakya) Syrian Border Company:Swedish
TV (SVT)
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Syrian refugees in Hatay (Antakya)
Date: June 2011 Location: Hayat (Antakya) Company: VOA TV
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Work I have done at Turkey-Syrian border area from June 2011 on.
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Some of the work I have done in southeastern Turkey and at Turkey Syrian border area.
Kobani Border
Working for Fox News at Kobani border in  Suruc in September October 2014.
DIYARBAKIR
Working for Al Jazeera Balkan in Iraqi refugees camp in Diyarbakir, Demecmber 2014
Working for Swedish tv in Diyarbakir, September 2010
Working for BBC Scotland in Diyarbakir, October 2009
KILIS AND
GAZIANTEP
AREA
HATAY AREA
Working for fox news in Gaziantep,
Februay 2013
Working for Fox News in Kilis refugee
camp, Februay 2013
Working for Japanese TBS tv in Kilis
In Azzaz, Syria, August 2012
Working for Swedish TV (SVT) in Hatay, Yayladagi, September 2011
Working for VOA in Hatay, June 2011
SANLIURFA AREA
Working for Japanese TBS TV in Akcakale and Sanliurfa, January-February 2015
Working for VOA in Hatay, Reyhanli
December 2011
Yayladagi, November 2012
Working for Indonesian TV 1,
TUNCELLI (DERSIM)
Working in Tuncelli for Swedish TV (SVT) July, 2011
SILOPI (SIRNAK)
Working for Bloomberg TV in
Silopi at Habur Turkey-Iraq border
crossin. November 2007
Working for Candian Global National
news Between Mosul and Erbil, June
Working for VOA in Erbil, Duhok, Domiz, Lalesh in October-November 2012
Kirkuk stadium, where refugee live
March 2009
Moqoble camp where Syrian
refugees stayed, July 2008
Working in Sanliurfa, Ceylanpinar for VOA with Mr. Henry Ridgwell, August 2012
Working for ITN in Kahramanmaras, Diyarbakir and Malatya, October 2009
Working in Hasankeyf for Australian
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2014
News stories and a documentary about Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Turkey
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News from Kobani border
Oct 2014, Suruc, Sanliurfa  Fox news
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News from Kobani border
Sep 2014, Suruc Sanliurfa  SRF Swiss TV
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ISIS captured Mosul
June 2014 Erbil, Mosul, Iraqi Kurdistan Canada National Global news
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Several Stories from Turkey-Syrian border
January, 2014, Kilis and Gaziantep Al Jazeera Balkan
2015
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Subject: Border Situation Broadcster: Al Jazeera Balkan
Location: Gazinatep, Kilis, Elbeyli, Sanliurfa and Suruc Date: July 2015
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Working for Swedish TV (SVT) on Syrian issue in Sanliurfa, May 2015
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Working on Syrian issue in Sanliurfa
March 2015, Sanliurfa. Japanese TBS TV
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Latest refugees situation in Turkey
Fabruary 2015, Sanliurfa, Akcakale, Suruc (Kobani Border)   VOA TV
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News about Japanese hostages kidnapped by ISIS.
January 2015, Gaziantep, Kilis and Akcakale (Tall Abyad) boder.
Japanese TBS TV
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December 2012
Australlian ABC TV              Kilis oncupinar, yayladagi, Rehyanli Hatay-Antakya
-GPD Dutch news agency  Sanliurfa, Suruc, Gaziantep, Hatay-Antakya, Samandagi
November 2102
American PBS TV  Antakya  Yayladagi, Reyhanli, Samandagi, Gaziantep, Ceylanpinar,
Nusaybin, Madin
-VOA                                                  Kilis, Gaziantep, Hatay Antakya, Ceylanpinar    
October 2102
-VOA                                                  Kilis, Gaziantep, Hatay Antakya, Ceylanpinar, Diyarbakir
ARTE TV                                            Kilis Oncupinar, Yayladagi, Reyhanli, Hatay-Antakya
-El mundo Spanish  newspaper    Hatay Antakya, Samandagi
September 2012
Washington Post                            Hatay, Antakya
August 2012      
-Danish Newspaper                        Kilis, oncupinar
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Swedish Radio                               Kilis Oncupinar, Syria Azzaz city
-CCTV                                                Kilis, Gaziantep, Hatay Antakya, Ceylanpinar
-VOA                                                  Kilis, Gaziantep, Hatay Antakya, Ceylanpina                
-Swedish TV                                     Kilis, Gaziantep, Hatay Antakya                           
-Helsingin Sanomat newspaper    Kilis, oncupinar
-Swedish Radio                                Kilis Oncupinar, Yayladagi, Reyhanli, Hatay-Antakya
-VOA                                                  Kilis, Gaziantep, Hatay Antakya, Yayladagi
-El mundo Spanish  newspaper    Akcakale, Mursitpinar,Ceylanpinar, Nusaybin
-GPD Dutch news agency              Kilis
June 2012
-Journalism students from Chicago Hatay, Antakya
-SVT Swedish Television                    Hatay Antakya, Yayladagi, Reyhanli, Altinozu
April 2012
-RT Television                                      Hatay-Antakya, Yayladagi, Reyhanli, Altinozu
-Der Spiegel                                         Hatay-Antakya
-SVT Swedish Television                    Hatay, Antakya
-Ansa med Italian news agency         Hatay-Antakya, Yayladagi
March 2012
-Dutch Newspaper Trouw                   Hatay Antakya, Yayladagi
-VOA                                                       Kilis, Hatay Antakya, Yayladagi, Rehyanli,
Altinozu          
-GPD Dutch news agency                    Kilis, Hatay Antakya, Yayladagi, Rehyanli, Altinozu
-Indonesian TV one Television           Hatay-Antakya, Yayladagi, Reyhanli, Altinozu
-The wall Street Journal                      Hatay-Antakya
-The Australian Newspaper                 Hatay-Antakya, Yayladagi
February 2012                            
-BBC International                                Hatay-Antakya, Yayladagi
-Timo Vogt, Photoghraper                   Hatay-Antakya, Yayladagi
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2016
A story that I filmed myself for VOA
Gaziantep, May 2016
Turkey Border Closure Divides Syrian Refugee Families

April 2016, Cogeco Media Canada
Radio reports from Syrian border

Turkey-Syrian border: Kilis, February 2016
Story 1
Syrian refugees in town of Kilis at Syrian border        
Story 2
A Syrian refugee couple in Gaziantep
I am a freelance journalist and
foreigner media in Turkey since
1999. I can work as a fixer,
researcher, coordinator, location
manager and translator. I also can
do any kind of pre production work
need to be done before your
filming. I am based in Istanbul but
can work anywhere in Turkey. I
speak Kurdish, English, Turkish,
German, Persian and some Arabic.
I also can arrange camera crew,
equipment and transportation and
can help you to get filming
permission. If you are planning to
film a documentary film or a news
report in Turkey and would like to
know more about filming in Turkey,
please don't hesitate to contact
me. I will be happy to give you any
kind of info and working with you in
Turkey.

I have been working very often at
Turkey-Syrian border since June 2011. I
also lived in the area for two years. If
you are planning to go and work at
Turkey Syrian border area and think that
you may need help of someone in that
area, please don't hesitate to contact
me.


Memet Aksakal
Mobile Phone: +90 533 334 77 96
memetaksa@gmail.com