Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Eke Out A Living In Turkey

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With the Syrian conflict now in its eighth year, many of the millions of Syrians living as refugees in Turkey have long since realized they're unlikely to make it home anytime soon. But a group of women is refusing to sit at home and wait for peace. Instead, these women are turning their knowledge of Syrian cooking into a business. The "Women's Solidarity Kitchen," is a former Istanbul textile factory converted into a commercial kitchen. A knot of Syrian children plays in one corner, separated from the cooking area by a small fence. A young woman named Feride Abic shows the setup. "The first thing we do is wash our hands, find our gloves and wash the food," she says, adding that complying with commercial food safety and hygiene rules was the first...

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Refugee Women Cook Up Syrian Cuisine To Eke Out A Living In Turkey

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