Zübeyir Koculu is an investigative journalist based in London. He focuses on Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, migrants, asylum seekers, police brutality, human rights violations, cross-border stories, and beyond.
Incidents of xenophobia and violence towards Syrian refugees in Turkey have increased in recent months, coinciding with local and national election cycles. Populist candidates are scapegoating Syrians as the cause for the country's current woes.
The New Arab Meets: Kurdish singer Nûdem Durak, who finds herself imprisoned in Turkey under trumped-up charges of terrorism. Her plight has since drawn the attention of Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters who has campaigned for her release.