16 Dec 2022
  • Begüm Başaran | Communications Assistant with IOM Türkiye

Abidülkadir began working at a young age to support his family. In 2002, he and his brother left Syria for Qatar to find a decent job.

“That is how my migration journey began—in hopes of a new life and better employment opportunities,” recalls Abidülkadir. “During my time in Qatar, I gained a great deal of knowledge about the auto repair sector. This is the area in which I have specialized in and have grown as an expert.”

The outbreak of the conflict in Syria turned Abidülkadir's plans upside down: he returned home to move his family to Türkiye, where they would be safe.

Now, after six years in Türkiye, he has moved to France to continue his quest for a better life for himself and his family and, finally, be able to open their own auto repair shop.

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