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Crystal Salt

November 14, 2018

We had to burn all our memories

I’m Arzu.

Turkish police wants me, because I have been engaged in charity work to help underprivileged families and students.

My husband was a businessman and Turkish police went after him due to his donations for needy college students.

All our charity work has been treated as evidence for terrorist activity. All our properties were confiscated. Someone reported me to the police while I was trying to raise money by selling second hand outfit donations at bazaars.

Arrest warrants have been issued against me and my husband.

Because our lives were in danger, we fled Turkey by taking significant risks. Currently, our family tries to hold on to life under challenging conditions.

My crime is giving scholarships and helping the poor!

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