Refugees – İstanbul Voices http://www.istanbulvoices.org Unheard Voices of İstanbul Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:59:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 Egyptian Refugee/Immigrant in Istanbul http://www.istanbulvoices.org/2012/05/egyptian-refugeeimmigrant-in-istanbul/ http://www.istanbulvoices.org/2012/05/egyptian-refugeeimmigrant-in-istanbul/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 20:39:09 +0000 http://www.istanbulvoices.org/?p=499 “Memo”, 25, has been living on the edges of Istanbul society since last summer. He came in August of 2011 hopping to escape violence he had faced in Egypt. Saying he fears for his life Memo has decided to stay in Istanbul and is in the process of applying to be a refugee. Times are hard though as he is unable to work legally and his refugee application process has run into a United Nations/Turkish Government bureaucratic brick wall.

I interviewed him in Istanbul’s Kurtuluş district:

 

 

 

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