World Refugee Day

On Saturday, June 20th, in the occasion of the “World Refugee Day”, the Migration Center “Mirekoc”, Koc University will hold a special event “PhotoShow and Documentary Premiere” to critically engage with Turkey, EU and other States, and main actors’ responses to the Syrian refugee crises.

According to the latest inter-country report of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), issued on May 7th, 2015, the humanitarian crisis has reached an unprecedented scale: 7.6 million people are internally displaced in Syria, while more than 3.9 million are seeking protection in neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

The recent Syrian refugee critical situation presented unprecedented challenges and intensified the debates on migration law in Turkey: What is the status of refugees and asylum seeker? Whose responsibility is it to help them? What rights do they have? And how should the financial responsibility be shared?

The event will feature a Photo Show and a Documentary focusing on the impact of the Syrian crisis on Turkey, as a neighboring country, and Turkey’s response to it, followed by a Q&A discussion.

Photoshow: “N-either Refugees, N-or Guests. Refugees in Camps and in the Urban Space in the Turkish Context” directed by Georgiana Turculet

Documentary Premiere: “We don’t Stay in Camps” directed by Yahya Al-Abdullah and Max Harwood

Registration is free and available by RSVP at or by “Attend” at the Facebook event. Refreshments will be provided for all who register.

We look forward to seeing you on June 20th.

Poster & Flyer. World Refugee Day

Special thanks for their contribution to the Photo Show:

Production Emel Tas
Photography Umit Goksel
Photography Georgiana Turculet

Graphic Design Victor Fierascu
Assistant Text Curator Murat Ergin
Translation&Logistics Muazzez Koruturk
Translation&Logistics Muhlise Aydin
Music Adam Dunn
Communications, Photography and Translation to Yahya Al-Abdullah
Creative Advisor Roberto Nistri
Creative Advisor Marco Veronese
Creative Advisor Akin Nalca