Bahçesaray is one of the many towns that experiences heavy snowfall in Turkey and the effects of climate change are hitting them hard. The town is not necessarily know for its natural beauty, but rather the disaster that happened two years ago in a matter of days. Karabet, a treacherous passage connecting the town to central Van, the eastern province with which Bahçesaray is administratively associated, was the site of an avalanche on Feb. 4, 2020. A total of 42 people, including 11 gendarmerie officers and nine village guards, were killed and 84 others were injured in the double disaste. Not only do children enjoy the snow in winter. 1 february 2022. Bahcesaray, Van. Turkey


Ugur Yildirim

I was born in the city of Tunceli in the east of Turkey in 1985. I studied journalism and philosophy at Ankara University. While continuing my education, I have done special news and photo projects for many magazines and newspapers. I have covered the war for Syria, ISIS military operation in Mosul, refugee migration in the Aegean, Myanmar Arakan crisis, Gaza, Libya, Azerbaijan-Nagorno-Karabakh, Ukraine-Russia War, especially in many countries in Asia and Africa. I have worked in war-conflict areas and crisis zones in different parts of the world. I had the chance to report and photograph important events in the world. I have won many national and international awards with the photos I have taken. I work on news and photography projects focusing on humanitarian questions/consequences arising from War- Crisis and its aftermath.

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