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In Pictures: Syrian refugees in Turkey
More than 102,000 refugees are being hosted in camps in Turkey, with winter approaching many are eager to return home.
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 14:06

As fighting between the government and opposition groups continues inside Syria, the number of refugees fleeing the violence has increased.

So far, around 350,000 Syrian refugees have registered or are waiting to register with either the UN refugee agency or governments in neighbouring countries like Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq, where they've fled to.

In Turkey the number of Syrian refugees is now greater than 102,000. And with winter approaching and no indication that things will improve inside Syria, many refugees are becoming increasing frustrated and eager to return home.

The following images were taken in the Islahiyeh and Kilis refugee camps in southern Turkey.

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Children are a common sight in the streets of the refugee camps. In Islahiyeh, they make up roughly half of the camp's 7,825 residents.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
The Turkish government and non-governmental organisations like the Turkish Red Crescent, are paying nearly all of the costs to house more than 100,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Many older people said they never expected to be refugees, forced to escape their homes in Syria.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Om Jamal, centre, makes a bag in a sewing workshop in the Islahiyeh camp. She left her home in Aleppo after her brother was killed fighting with the opposition.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Ahmad al-Arash could hardly contain his emotions as he was unable to understand a Turkish doctor's orders to treat his one-year-old son Mohamed.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
As the number of refugees increases, many of the camps are becoming overcrowded.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
As winter approaches, Turkish authorities said they hope all camps will soon have containers like in the Kilis camp. However, even the containers are far from perfect and have begun leaking water during recent heavy rains.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Young children are eager to pose for the camera.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Turkey's Kilis camp, just beside the border with Syria, is home to around 12,000 Syrian refugees.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Like in Turkish schools, a picture of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, hangs over classrooms for Syrian refugees.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Most classes for young children are taught by Turkish teachers who don't speak Arabic, leaving children unable to communicate with their instructors.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
As the fighting inside Syria continues, many restaurants and small shops are starting to open in the camps, like Abu Taha's "Freedom Restaurant" in Islahiyeh.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Despite the ongoing fighting, some refugees like Abu Omar from Aleppo are planning to take their families back home, as they worry about the winter weather. "Staying in the camp is no way to live," Abu Omar said.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Many refugees complain that washing stations, toilets, and showers provided by the Turkish government are unhygienic.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Children are often seen looking after their even younger siblings in the camps.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Syrian refugees might not have homes, but that doesn't stop them from getting haircuts.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
The camps are well organised, and tents and containers are all numbered.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Some refugees have been living in Turkey for more than a year, so some babies have been born in the camps.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Many Syrian refugees complain about the free food provided by local catering companies.


Matthew Cassel/Al Jazeera
Some men have found work in areas outside the camp on farms or in industrial areas and return to the camp at night. However, many refugees complain that the wages are much less than they would earn at home in Syria.



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In Islahiyeh, they make up roughly half of the camp's 7,825 residents.Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=09IXdns9cuftaThe Turkish government and non-governmental organisations like the Turkish Red Crescent, are paying for nearly all of the costs to house more than 100,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=09IXdns9cuftaMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe Turkish government and non-governmental organisations like the Turkish Red Crescent, are paying for nearly all of the costs to house more than 100,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0fv95QdfrY1lJMany older people said they never expected to be refugees, forced to escape their homes in Syria. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:09:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0fv95QdfrY1lJMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMany older people said they never expected to be refugees, forced to escape their homes in Syria. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=00N91KUe6l0jLOm Jamal, center, makes a bag in a sewing workshop in the Islahiyeh camp. She left her home in Aleppo after her brother was killed fighting with the opposition.Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=00N91KUe6l0jLMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesOm Jamal, center, makes a bag in a sewing workshop in the Islahiyeh camp. She left her home in Aleppo after her brother was killed fighting with the opposition.Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0gy2gva7gr0atAhmad al-Arash could hardly contain his emotions as he was unable to understand a Turkish doctor's orders to treat his one-year-old son Mohamed. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0gy2gva7gr0atMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAhmad al-Arash could hardly contain his emotions as he was unable to understand a Turkish doctor's orders to treat his one-year-old son Mohamed. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0ae90zh7Xn2MJAs the number of refugees increases, many of the camps are becoming overcrowded. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:09:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0ae90zh7Xn2MJMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAs the number of refugees increases, many of the camps are becoming overcrowded. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=01gxc6N83e2PcTurkish authorities told me that with winter approaching they hope all camps will soon have containers like in the Kilis camp. However, even the containers are far from perfect and have begun leaking water during recent heavy rains. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:12:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=01gxc6N83e2PcMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesTurkish authorities told me that with winter approaching they hope all camps will soon have containers like in the Kilis camp. However, even the containers are far from perfect and have begun leaking water during recent heavy rains. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=08Z53518WY7Z7Young children are eager to pose for the camera.Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=08Z53518WY7Z7Matthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesYoung children are eager to pose for the camera.Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=05dzgrie8YgjGTurkey's Kilis camp, just beside the border with Syria, is home to around 12,000 Syrian refugees. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=05dzgrie8YgjGMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesTurkey's Kilis camp, just beside the border with Syria, is home to around 12,000 Syrian refugees. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=09eM7IZ0WrfOqLike in Turkish schools, a picture of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, hangs over classrooms for Syrian refugees. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=09eM7IZ0WrfOqMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesLike in Turkish schools, a picture of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, hangs over classrooms for Syrian refugees. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=06AvgzP3TGdKyMost classes for young children are taught by Turkish teachers who don't speak Arabic leaving children unable to communicate with their instructors. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=06AvgzP3TGdKyMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMost classes for young children are taught by Turkish teachers who don't speak Arabic leaving children unable to communicate with their instructors. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0bx0ba7ekJ9zQAs the fighting inside Syria continues, many restaurants and small shops are starting to open in the camps, like Abu Taha's "Freedom Restaurant" in Islahiyeh. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0bx0ba7ekJ9zQMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAs the fighting inside Syria continues, many restaurants and small shops are starting to open in the camps, like Abu Taha's "Freedom Restaurant" in Islahiyeh. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0e5m5Bi5bE3KCDespite the ongoing fighting, with winter fast approaching some refugees like Abu Omar from Aleppo are planning to take their families back home. "Staying in the camp is no way to live," Abu Omar said.Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0e5m5Bi5bE3KCMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesDespite the ongoing fighting, with winter fast approaching some refugees like Abu Omar from Aleppo are planning to take their families back home. "Staying in the camp is no way to live," Abu Omar said.Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=03Mpe5IfbKeLmMany refugees complain that washing stations, toilets, and showers provided by the Turkish government are unhygienic. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=03Mpe5IfbKeLmMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMany refugees complain that washing stations, toilets, and showers provided by the Turkish government are unhygienic. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0aMd4c1dTt0caYoung children are often seen looking after their even younger siblings in the camps.Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0aMd4c1dTt0caMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesYoung children are often seen looking after their even younger siblings in the camps.Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0fyM16hdcfftqSyrian refugees might not have homes, but that doesn't stop them from getting haircuts. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:12:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0fyM16hdcfftqMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesSyrian refugees might not have homes, but that doesn't stop them from getting haircuts. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=09nx43i7GQ3byThe camps are well organised, and tents and containers are all numbered. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:12:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=09nx43i7GQ3byMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe camps are well organised, and tents and containers are all numbered. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0gyL2W65jN31bWith many Syrians fleeing to Turkey over a year ago, many families are starting to have babies born in the camp. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0gyL2W65jN31bMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesWith many Syrians fleeing to Turkey over a year ago, many families are starting to have babies born in the camp. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=07n19B29xi9i3Many Syrian refugees complain about the free food provided by local catering companies. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=07n19B29xi9i3Matthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMany Syrian refugees complain about the free food provided by local catering companies. Syrian refugees in Turkey's campsSyrian refugees in Turkey's campshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0eEYeJUgzo3LwSome men have found work in areas outside the camp on farms or in industrial areas and return to the camp at night. However, many refugees complain that the wages are much less than they would earn at home in Syria. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:12:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Syrian-refugees-in-Turkey?image_id=0eEYeJUgzo3LwMatthew CasselAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesSome men have found work in areas outside the camp on farms or in industrial areas and return to the camp at night. However, many refugees complain that the wages are much less than they would earn at home in Syria. Syrian refugees in Turkey's camps

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