As a family therapist, Zeynep Kapisiz works with Syrian refugees in the Turkish city of Izmir. Her patients, mostly children traumatized by war’s violence and suffering ,are more likely to develop psychological disorders, become victims of violence, be forced into child marriages and recruited into armed groups. Here’s my profile of a young woman who faces at times seemingly unsurmountable challenges and tries to find a way to guide and help.
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Syrian teenager flees guns and wins chance to study in Turkey
Photo caption: Chemical engineering student Rawan, 19, from Syria, has qualified for one of UNHCR’s DAFI scholarships and will complete her tertiary education in Turkey. © UNHCR/Ali Unal
My piece for UNHCR
Mother’s dedication inspires 20-year-old to academic success in Turkey
My story for UNHCR
Photo:Fatima (left) and and fellow student Rawan take a moment to relax in the park. Fatima is hoping to study for a masters and a PhD, and plans to returns to Syria when the war is over. © UNHCR/Ali Unal
In Turkey, a search for a path to normal
Turkey is not only at a national crossroads, but also navigating tense moments with its NATO allies, especially the United States.
My piece for USA Today —(Photo: Sedat Suna, European Pressphoto Agency)
A Syrian Scientist in Exile
Mother, daughter, sister, microbiologist – Darie Alikaj fled bombs and snipers in Aleppo and now mirrors a world of refugee survival in Turkey – My piece for UNHCR
Doggone It, Why Do They Make It So Hard To Take A Pooch On A Plane?
From Kenya, to Nepal to Turkey — our dog Biko has experienced the red tape and complexities of international travel. Here’s a dog’s tale. My story for NPR.
This picture of Biko was taken on the southern edge of the Kathmandu Valley during one of our regular weekend hikes. We were stopped on this knoll, watching a traditional Newar funeral procession.
Turkey is a nation on edge
photo credit: Tolga Bozoglu, European Pressphoto Agency
After 2 suicide bombings in a week – my piece for USA Today
A crater is repaired, but it’s harder to push past the damage in Ankara
My latest from Ankara Turkey for PRI
photo:Credit: Umit Bektas/Reuters