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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 14 May 2016)
On the job hauling paper. Then, mulling job offers.
Nadir İbrahim (44), fled the civil war in Syria and found refuge
in Turkey. But İbrahim, who knows 5 languages, is surviving by
collecting paper in the streets. However, since his story was made
known to the public, quite a number of job offers have come his way.
İbrahim studied economics in Morocco and he knows Arabic, French,
English, Spanish and Italian. A few employers who read his story
in the newspapers have offered jobs and İbrahim has been contacted
by people in Istanbul, Adana, Antalya, Kahramanmaraş and Ankara
about jobs and living accommodations.
Employers are eager to take advantage of İbrahim's linguistic skills
in positions ranging from cosmetics to spare parts and he has also
been offered a job selling gifts to tourists in the Mısır Çarşısı (market)
in Eminönü, Istanbul. İbrahim had this to say about his situation:
"I didn't expect this much interest. God bless them all. Offers have
come from a lot of firms, one of which was a cosmetics firm. I
promised I'd talk to them first and the interview went well. They
called me back for a second interview."