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Swapping Schoolbooks for Sewing

Swapping Schoolbooks for Sewing

By on Nov 16, 2016 in Turkey

Dominique Bonessi

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are working rather than going to school. ISTANBUL — At a textile shop in the working-class neighborhood of Zeytinburnu, Muhammad Samir Kassar reflects on his life today and the one he once had. The 16-year-old Syrian boy and his family...

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The Shattered Pieces of a War-Torn Education

The Shattered Pieces of a War-Torn Education

By on Oct 12, 2016 in Turkey

Dominique Bonessi

For Syrian students now living in Turkey, the path through higher education is far from smooth. ISTANBUL—In the middle of a crowded flea market bustling with shoppers and aromas of fresh produce and spices, Khaled Al-Asas stands at his booth selling smartphone accessories: selfie sticks, chargers, headphones, and so...

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