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Dear friends! Could you help me to find a fixer in turkish Kurdistan? He must be kurdish, and it would be much better if he speaks not only English but also German.
Thank you very much!

by Julia Wishnewetz at 2007-10-18 12:12:52 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Moscow , Russia | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I don’t mean to nitpick but you’d be better off saying you’re looking for someone in SE Turkey or more specifically Diyarbakir. And more importantly you’d be better off not mentioning the K word too much.

There was a thread in the past 2/3 days looking for the same so there’s another LSer about who might be bale to help you. Just had a quick look there but cant see it immediately. Be safe out there cos it’s looking pretty tense.

by Con O'Donoghue | 18 Oct 2007 12:10 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
there it is…


by Con O'Donoghue | 18 Oct 2007 13:10 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
Julia, you can certainly find someone via contacting DIHA News Agency; it is a Kurdish one mostly operating in south-eastern Turkey. I have a friend working there, she may maybe help you or find someone. I’m gonna ask her and send you a note if I can get anything.

by Tamer Bakar | 18 Oct 2007 14:10 | Istanbul, Turkey | | Report spam→
Thank you! Do you know if we need an acceditation to enter this region? Five years ago it was free, but I dont know how it is now. Do we need some special permission to shoot?

by Julia Wishnewetz | 18 Oct 2007 17:10 | Moscow, Russia | | Report spam→
No problem to accede the region as there is no state of emergency in the region since 2002 and I don’t think you might experience any problem for shooting as major media companies are already there and they are all shooting.

I also don’t think you would experience any problem for any special authorization; although army officials may ask your ID and other personnal documents if you cross a checkpoint, and occasionaly become a pain in the ass if they see you’re a freelancer.

I’m gonna ask tomorrow to some mates for more information about the work conditions in the region as I personally never went there as journalist.

But anyway I think with a good fixer you would experience no problem.

by Tamer Bakar | 18 Oct 2007 17:10 | Istanbul, Turkey | | Report spam→
if you can try and make it Hassankeyf
While it’s still about

by Con O'Donoghue | 19 Oct 2007 09:10 (ed. Oct 19 2007) | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→

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Julia Wishnewetz, Journalist Julia Wishnewetz
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Con O'Donoghue, Photographer Con O'Donoghue
Dublin , Ireland
Tamer Bakar, Foreign News Desk Editor Tamer Bakar
Foreign News Desk Editor
Istanbul , Turkey


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