We stood on the rooftop of a derelict farmhouse meters away from a Turkish tank and a razor wire fence marking the end of Turkey.
Police had built a barricade of razor wire to keep the two groups apart.
The base resembled a wagon circle of armored vehicles with some razor wire strung around them.
They passed one unit after another, each entirely separate, each encircled by chain link topped with razor wire.
A few alleyways beyond I saw, once again, a wall of concrete barriers and razor wire demarcating the U.S. Embassy perimeter.
Tent City is encircled by razor wire and consists of dozens of open-air tents crammed with double bunks.