SULPHUR MINERS KAWAH IJEN/ INDONESIA

Miners walking down to crater to work

Miners walking down to crater to work

A sulphur miner working in poisonous sulphur fume

A sulphur miner working in poisonous sulphur fume

A miner excavating sulphur with a metal rod

A miner excavating sulphur with a metal rod

Sulphur miners fixing the pipes of melted sulphur

Sulphur miners fixing the pipes of melted sulphur

A miner getting sulphur pieces ready to pack

A miner getting sulphur pieces ready to pack

A sulphur miner having a 5 seconds break is checking his way to climb

A sulphur miner having a 5 seconds break is checking his way to climb

A miner carrying a huge load of sulphur on his shoulders

A miner carrying a huge load of sulphur on his shoulders

A miner is waiting for his check after getting his load weighted

A miner is waiting for his check after getting his load weighted

Equipment hanging on the wall of a worker`s shelter

Equipment hanging on the wall of a worker`s shelter

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Group of people coming to extinguish a fire in forest caused by the flying flames of sulphur

A miner in fumes of burning sulphur

A miner in fumes of burning sulphur

Processed sulphur

Processed sulphur

Asidic lake of ijen crater

Asidic lake of ijen crater

PORTRAITS OF HAGUPIT’S SURVIVORS ​EASTERN SAMAR/ PHILIPPINES

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wilfredo family left their home before typhoon hagupit arrived and found thier house totally destroyed when they were back, barangay 4, taft.

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Romy Godi just came back to his town after leaving before typhoon hagupit arrived. His house is totally destroyed. He`s saying that he doesnt have any material to build a new house, Barangay 15-Dolores.

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Almazan family`s house is partially damaged after typhoon hagupit. They could manage to leave their town to stay with some relatives during the typhoon, Barangay 4-Dolores.

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Mateu(60) and Jolana(9) Pomareos. Mateu has been taking care of his grand-son who lost his parents last year in tyhoon yolanda and now Mateu lost his house in typhoon hagupit, barangay 4, taft.

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Roman(67) and Jovita(66) Aquitan stayed in a relatives house in a different city during typhoon hagupit. they found their house destroyed, barangay 6, taft

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Cita(65) and Jesamae(8) Cisista. Their house is partially damaged in typhoon hagupit, Barangay 4-Dolores.

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A huge tree fell down on to Operario family`s house. They just dont know how to remove the tree, Barangay Dabdab-Dolores.

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Plana family were not able to leave their town before typhoon hagupit arrived. They stayed with one of their neighbours as they knew that their house was gonna be destroyed, Barangay 15-Dolores.

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CELEBRATION OF AN EXPECTED VICTORY SURUC/ TURKEY

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After YPG takes Mistenur Hill back and flies kurdish flag on 133th day of kobane resistance, next day kurdish people on the turkish side of the syrian border celebrated the expected victory of YPG against ISIS in Kobane.

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After YPG takes Mistenur Hill back and flies kurdish flag on 133th day of kobane resistance, next day kurdish people on the turkish side of the syrian border celebrated the expected victory of YPG against ISIS in Kobane.

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After YPG takes Mistenur Hill back and flies kurdish flag on 133th day of kobane resistance, next day kurdish people on the turkish side of the syrian border celebrated the expected victory of YPG against ISIS in Kobane.

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After YPG takes Mistenur Hill back and flies kurdish flag on 133th day of kobane resistance, next day kurdish people on the turkish side of the syrian border celebrated the expected victory of YPG against ISIS in Kobane.

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After YPG takes Mistenur Hill back and flies kurdish flag on 133th day of kobane resistance, next day kurdish people on the turkish side of the syrian border celebrated the expected victory of YPG against ISIS in Kobane.

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PORTRAITS OF YPG/YPJ FIGHTERS ​ROJAVA/ SYRIA

YPJ (Women's Protection Units) Fighter - Mezgin Cudi

YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) Fighter – Mezgin Cudi

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YPJ (Women's Protection Units) Fighter - Kinas Afrin

YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) Fighter – Kinas Afrin

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YPJ (Women's Protection Units) fighter - Farasin Ciraf

YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) fighter – Farasin Ciraf

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YPJ Fighter – Nefer Basri
At least %80 of Kobane city is destroyed by the suicide bombers of ISIS and international coalition`s airstrikes. ISIS has been driven out of the center of Kobane and clashes are going on in the surrounding villages at the moment.

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YPJ (Women's Protection Units) Fighter - Helin Amed

YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) Fighter – Helin Amed

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YPJ (Women's Protection Units) Fighter - Fidan Tolhildan

YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) Fighter – Fidan Tolhildan

YPJ (Women's Protection Units) Fighter - Ararat Kato

YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) Fighter – Ararat Kato

KING’S CUP ​BANGKOK/ THAILAND

Eddy and Danny, skipping rope to warm up, Jitti Gym, Bangkok

Eddy and Danny, skipping rope to warm up, Jitti Gym, Bangkok

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Yusuf Karakaya, Turkish, 20, taking a shower after the evening training in Tiger Gym, Phuket

Danny Harrison-Little, stretching at the beginning of his training session

Danny Harrison-Little, stretching at the beginning of his training session

Eddy Paci, having a break

Eddy Paci, having a break

Hand wraps

Hand wraps

Adrien Poptheeratham Rubis, French, 27, 25 wins/ 7 loses, doing padwork

Adrien Poptheeratham Rubis, French, 27, 25 wins/ 7 loses, doing padwork

Unexpected heavy rain gives 2 hours of break to WPMF events

Unexpected heavy rain gives 2 hours of break to WPMF events

Danny, before his fight starts

Danny, before his fight starts

Audience, all focused and wathcing.

Audience, all focused and wathcing.

Ring of Onesongchai event

Ring of Onesongchai event

Remy(french) wins against Tobias(swedish) in super-middle-weight class in WPMF

Remy(french) wins against Tobias(swedish) in super-middle-weight class in WPMF

Opening show of WMC by world-star-muaythai-fighter Buakaw.

Opening show of WMC by world-star-muaythai-fighter Buakaw.

King`s birthday celebrations, Sanam Luang, Bangkok

King`s birthday celebrations, Sanam Luang, Bangkok

MUAY-THAI IS ONE OF THE ANCIENT MARTIAL ARTS DISCIPLINES OF HISTORY, ORIGINALLY FROM THAILAND. IT`S KNOWN AS `THE ART OF EIGHT LIMBS` AS IT INCLUDES COMBINED USE OF FISTS, ELBOWS, KNEES AND SHINS. THIS ANCIENT SPORT IS HIGHLY POPULAR IN THAILAND BUT ALSO ALL OVER THE WORLD. ROOTS OF MUAY THAI GOES BACK TO EARLY 14TH CENTURY, BUT GETS ITS POPULARITY IN MID 20TH CENTURY BY THE MODERNIZATION OF THIS OLD-WARRIOR-SPORT WHEN MODERN WESTERN BASIC RING RULES LIKE WEARING GLOWES, HAVING ROUND TIMES ETC WAS APPLIED. THERE IS A BIG WESTERN INTEREST IN THIS SPORT AND ITS BUSINESS SINCE ESPECIALLY MID-80`S, DOZENS OF `FARANG`(FOREIGNER) FIGHTERS ARE COMING TO THAILAND TO TRAIN AND FIGHT.
EVERY YEAR ON 5TH OF DECEMBER, KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ`S BIRTHDAY, A FEW PRESTIGIOUS MUAY THAI EVENTS ARE ORGANIZED IN THE NAME OF THE KING, TENS OF FIGHTERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD PARTICIPATES IN THESE EVENTS TO FIGHT FOR FAME, MONEY AND BELT. THERE ARE THREE MAJOR MUAY THAI EVENTS BEING HELD REGULARLY IN BANGKOK IN THE NAME OF THE KING IN RECENT YEARS: WMC (WORLD MUAYTHAI COUNCIL), WPMF (WORLD PROFESSIONAL MUAYTHAI FEDERATION), ONESONGCHAI. EVENTS WERE HELD ON 4TH-5TH OF DECEMBER, IN BANGKOK IN VARIOUS PLACES WITH PARTICIPATION OF MANY THAI/NON-THAI FIGHTERS. SOME OF THE FOREIGNER FIGHTERS ARE LIVING IN THAILAND AS PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS AND SOME OTHERS ARRIVES TO BANGKOK A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENTS TO HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GET IN TO THE THAI WAY OF TRAINING IN THAI GYMS. WINNERS GET THEIR REPUTAION SPREAD, POCKETS FULL OF MONEY.

BANGKOK/ THAILAND
DECEMBER 2015
UYGAR ONDER SIMSEK

KOBANE’S AFTERMATH ​KOBANE/ SYRIA

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

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133 days of ISIS attacks heavily damaged the town of Kobane. YPG/YPJ fighters tells that they wont start rebuilding it until all the villages are taken back from ISIS. There are many corpses of ISIS militants laying on the streets.

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

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At least %80 of Kobane city is destroyed by the suicide bombers of ISIS and international coalition`s airstrikes. ISIS has been driven out of the center of Kobane and clashes are going on in the surrounding villages at the moment.

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

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Kobane city center is totally cleared from ISIS by YPG fighters on 26th of January. Now, frontlines are moved out of the center of Kobane. YPG fighters are mostly resting and celebrating their defensive victory in town at the moment. There are many injured YPG fighters being threated in hospitals. City center is heavily damaged.

KOBANE CITY CENTER IS TOTALLY CLEARED FROM ISIS BY YPG FIGHTERS ON 26TH OF JANUARY. NOW, FRONTLINES ARE MOVED OUT OF THE CENTER OF KOBANE. YPG FIGHTERS ARE MOSTLY RESTING AND CELEBRATING THEIR DEFENSIVE VICTORY IN TOWN AT THE MOMENT. THERE ARE MANY INJURED YPG FIGHTERS BEING THREATED IN HOSPITALS. CITY CENTER IS HEAVILY DAMAGED. 133 DAYS OF ISIS ATTACKS HEAVILY DAMAGED THE TOWN OF KOBANE. YPG/YPJ FIGHTERS TELLS THAT THEY WONT START REBUILDING IT UNTIL ALL THE VILLAGES ARE TAKEN BACK FROM ISIS. THERE ARE MANY CORPSES OF ISIS MILITANTS LAYING ON THE STREETS.

IN KOBANE, THE FLAG OF VICTORY WAS HANGED ON MUŞTENUR ON THE 133 TH DAY OF THE RESISTANCE. YPG AND YPJ FIGHTERS, WHO HAVE BEEN RESISTING THE ISID ATTACKS ON THE CITY SINCE OCTOBER 6, HAVE DECLARED VICTORY WITH THE SUPPORT OF COALITION FORCES. CITY OF ISID MILITANTS WERE COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM THE VIEW OF A CITY OF RUINED WARRIORS LEFT BEHIND. 

KOBANE, SYRIA

JANUARY 2015 
UYGAR ÖNDER ŞIMŞEK 

NEWROZ IN BAKUR NORTHERN KURDISTAN/ TURKEY

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NEWROZ CELEBRATED BY MANY CELEBRITIES ASIAN COMMUNITIES. IN MOST OF THE COUNTRIES, NEWROZ CELEBRATONS ARE HELD BETWEEN 17-24 MARCH. HOWEVER, NEWROZ HAS ANOTHER SIGNIFICANCE – ESPECIALLY IN THE 80S – AS A DAY WHERE THE POLI- TICS DEMANDED THE RESENT OF THE YEARS. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 17 MARCH, 22ND, PEOPLE HAVE CELEBRATED THE WORLD, SPREADING AROUND THE WORLD. YET, THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF NEWROZ CELEBRATIONS WAS A RECIPE BY ABDULLAH OCALAN (PKK LEADER) TO THE PUBLIC IN DIYARBAKIR,
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CIVILIZED ONDER SIMSEK / 17-21 MARCH 2015 / TURKEY 

NOWRUZ, CELEBRATED THE SPRING FESTIVAL OF ASIAN DESCENT IS A VERY COMMUNITY. MANY COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATED EVERY YEAR BETWEEN 17-24 MARCH. NOWRUZ, THE KURDISH PEOPLE IN TURKEY IS AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE SCENE OF THE ACTIONS OF THESE YANA- VOICED POLITICAL DEMANDS, ESPECIALLY FROM 80. BETWEEN 17-22 MARCH THIS YEAR TURKEY’S AROUND BURNING PEOPLE HELD NEVRUZ THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING IN THE EVENT OF FIRE, CELEBRATED WITH SONGS WITH FOLK DANCES. THIS YEAR’S NEWROZ IS THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT OF THE FEAST OF PKK LEADER WHO IN PRISON ON FIVE YEARS OF ABDULLAH OCALAN’S KURDISH GUERRILLAS TO TURKEY FACE TO CARRY OUT THEIR ARMED STRUGGLE OF THE LETTER OF HIS LAST MAKING CALLS IN DIYARBAKIR NEVRUZ RING WAS TO READ. 
* BAKUR, NORTH
CIVILIZED LEADER LIGHTNING / 17 TO 21 MARCH 2015 / TURKEY 

NEWROZ, WHICH GELLEK JEDERK J IN ASIA UNDER THE BOLT BROKE CEJNEK TE PYROSIS. LI GELLEK WELATEN JIHANE EVERY SAL. NEWROZ LI TIKII JI JIBO GELLE JI GIRINGI DI SALEN 1980 ANDE WIRDA, DAXWAZEN THE FOLLOWING CHI TA JI BOI TA JI BOING. ISAL JI DI DIROKEN 17-22 ÉN ADARÉ ALLIEN ÇAR DEREN TIRKIYE’DAJI BI PIROZBAHIYEN NEWROZA KU HATINA BIHARE BI WEXISTINA AGIRE U BI GOWEND U STRANAN GEL NEWROZ PIROZ PRAIRIE. CEJNA NEWROZEYA ISALDA BUYEREN HERI GIRINGI SEROKE TO THE PKK ABDULLAH ÖCALAN IS OUT OF THE GIRTIHEDAYE JIBOKU ŞERRE DIMEŞIN DAWI BIKIN, NAMEYA SHANDIBU KÜ NEWROZA AMED’E JI GELRA HATIBU DAN XWENDINE.