20 Nisan 2017 saat 19’da Berlin-Kreuzberg-Kottbussertor’da, Türkiye’de gözaltına alınan İtalyan gaeteci Gabriele Del Grande için bir dayanışma eylemi gerçekleştirildi. Dayanışma eylemi Mülteci Hareketi ve Antifaşistler tarafından organize edildi. Eylemciler değişik dillerde “Hepimiz Gabrieleyiz”, “Gazetecilere Özgürlük” yazılı dövizler taşıdılar.
Gabriele Del Grande, hazırlamakta olduğu kitabı için röportaj yapmak üzere Türkiye’de bulunuyordu. Suriye savaşından kaçan mültecilerle röportaj yapmak için Hatay’da bulunduğu sırada 9 Nisan günü polis tarafından gözaltına alındı. Önce Hatay’daki sınırdışı hapishanesine koydular onu daha sonra da Muğla’daki sınırdışı hapishanesine sevkettiler. Tutuklu gazeteci, düne kadar yakınlarıyla ya da avukatıyla görüştürülmedi. Gerçekleştirdiği protestolar sonunda dün ilk defa eşiyle bir telefon görüşmesi yapabildi. Eşine, açlık grevine başlayacağını söyledi. Tutuklanma gerekçesini bilmediğini, yaptığı işlerin içereği ile ilgili olarak uzun sorgulamalara tabi tutulduğunu söyledi.
Gabriele Del Grande daha önce de İtalya’ya göçen mültecilerle ilgil bir belgesel film yapmıştı.
Am 20. April 2017 um 19 Uhr fand eine Solidaritätsaktion für den in der Türkei in Haft genommenen italienischen Journalisten Gabriele Del Grande am Kottbusser Tor in Berlin Kreuzberg statt. Die Solidaritätsaktion wurde von Antifaschist*innen und der Flüchtlingsbewegung organisiert. Aktivist*innen trugen Banner, auf denen in mehreren Sprachen „Wir sind Gabriel“, „Freiheit für Journalisten“ geschrieben war.
Gabriele Del Grande war für sein Buchpojekt in der Türkei. Er wollte in Hatay vor dem Krieg in Syrien Geflüchtete interviewen, und wurde dort von der Polizei am 9. April festgenommen. Zuerst kam er in Hatay ins Gefängnis. Danach wurde er zur Abschiebehaft nach Muğla transportiert. Der eingesperrte Journalist durfte bis gestern weder seine Nächsten noch seinen Anwalt sehen. Nach den durchgeführten Protesten konnte er zum ersten Mal gestern ein Telefongespräch mit seiner Frau führen. Seine Frau sagte, er würde einen Hungerstreik beginnen. Er wisse den Grund seiner Verhaftung nicht, er sei aber einem langen Verhör über den Inhalt seiner Arbeit unterzogen worden.
Gabriele Del Grande hatte zuvor einen Dokumentarfilm gedreht, der sich mit Flüchtlingen beschäftigt, die nach Italien ausgewandert sind.
As of February 8th, refugees living in tents in the Torbalı and Bayındır districts of İzmir are being evacuated in accordance with district governorate decisions through the intervention of its gendarmerie State paramilitary force. The tent areas are being removed. Thousands of refugees, who left their countries because of the civil war in Syria, have been struggling to survive as seasonal agricultural workers and living in the tent camps, constructed through their own efforts, in rural areas of İzmir.
Since Wednesday, many tent areas have been removed by gendarmerie without reason. Some tent areas were given until Monday to evacuate. Refugees whose assigned residence city is not İzmir have been expelled and people are being told they are expected to rent homes. However, for the majority of the refugees who work for very low wages it is not possible to earn enough money to move into a house.
In return for originally directing people to the tent areas and finding people jobs, “dayıbaşı” (the bosses of the areas) deduct money from refugees’ wages, pay irregularly or do not pay people at all. Since the agricultural workers need to live close to their working areas and don’t know the local language [Turkish], they are forced to accept the dayıbaşı system. Thus, being evacuated from their tents means taking away their means to an income.
What this means is that refugees who already left everything they had in Syria will, for a long time, now be unable to earn an income — demand for seasonal workers decreases in winter. They have survived through the cold weather thanks to tents, food, firing, diapers and hygiene products provided by a limited number of volunteers and CSO’s. The tent areas, which lack toilets, showers, clean water and have been covered in mud from rainfall, are being ignored by the authorities.
These conditions affect children the most. Children are exposed to illnesses and developmental disabilities as a result of poor nutrition and health conditions. Hospitals deny treatment to refugees without documents. Even the death of baby Noaf, of pneumonia, after being refused hospital treatment did not impact government policy; which makes it particularly hard for refugees to get registered. And there are lots of children suffering from pneumonia in the camps. The threat of forced displacement by the gendarmerie further deepens the trauma of children, initially caused by the civil war and subsequent poor living conditions.
Last May, before the harvest, these tent areas providing a living space for nearly 2,000 people were removed by the district governorate. It is thought-provoking that the same action is now being taken just before seed-time, when the demand for seasonal workers increases. All this despite three years of speculation that the district governorate and municipality had plans to move people from the tent areas to one central place; to improve the living conditions of agricultural worker refugees.
“We don’t want food, we don’t want water, we don’t want humanitarian help, we want to cross the border by the land. We will cross or die here.”
Since 5 days in Edirne, Turkey, around 3000 thousands migrants (mostly syrians but also aghanis, irakis and others) gathered, following a call started on a Facebook page (“Crossing no more”), to ask for the turkish-greek border to be opened for them. They refuse to risk their lives in Aegean sea anymore to reach a european country where they’ll finally be safe, get basic human rights and have a chance to make a life for themselves. People started to move to Edirne last weekend (around the 10th of September) but very quickly the main bus station of Istanbul (Bayrampaşa) where they were all buying tickets and getting on the buses got blocked for them. The police detains them in the bus station itself, preventing them to buy tickets to Edirne. The government declared that now the migrants have to stay in the city where they had been registered on turkish territory. Which means that it’s now officially illegal for them to move inside the country, especially to Edirne. Currently, hundreds of people are blocked in Bayrampaşa otogar in Istanbul. About 1500 people who could make it to Edirne were blocked as well in Edirne
bus station while other 1500 people were in Edirne itself, splited in two groups in different places of the city, waiting for the others to join them and start to walk to the border according to their initial plan.