Walid Zeidan, a 37-year-old Syrian man, works as a cook in the bustling Malta Bazaar in the Fatih district adjacent to the Golden Horn in Istanbul. Mr. Zeidan, who ran a restaurant in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, lost his home and business in a bombing by the forces of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. After surviving the August 2013 sarin gas attack on Eastern Ghouta, which killed hundreds, he sought refuge in Turkey.
Syria offers no hope for a safe and dignified return, and Mr. Zeidan hopes he and his family can continue working and living in Istanbul. His three children speak Turkish and study at a local school.… Seguir leyendo »