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The Human Aspect of Derya

When I was young, my father was killed fighting for freedom. Only a few years before, my family and I fled Turkey to seek safety. But on his return to Turkey, he was killed for his stance, and the work he did. This left our family without a primary income, which added to my feeling of being different in my new home. I felt extra lonely in my effort not to burden my family further since all of us were going through the same.

  • Loss (grief)
  • Poverty
  • Loneliness

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