Egyptian Refugee/Immigrant in Istanbul

“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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Sean David Hobbs is a writer and multimedia journalist who lives in Istanbul. He works to chronicle the stories of the voiceless in Istanbul and can be reached at His memoir about Istanbul called "Sex and Homeland" is his second book.

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  1. ruby söylüyor:

    hi sean take care of yourself

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