The conflict in Syria has claimed an estimated 60,000 lives, according to a UN statement released on Janunayr 2nd, and displaced nearly half a million, with no end in sight. It is widely considered one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist at the moment. Documentary photojournalist and Matador Ambassador Cengiz Yar is currently back in Turkey, having just returned from a week embedded with a militia in Aleppo. This is his first in a series of dispatches.
Photos by Cengiz Yar Jr.