Istanbul&i, how we got to know each other

The idea that relationships made with refugees, or even immigrants for that matter, are inherently one-sided, with certain people giving the help and other people receiving the help is just about as tired as the idea that mosques have no place in modern cities, or bars no place in deeply-spiritual ones, and that there is any inherent relationship between the skin tones of the refugee-producing countries and the refugee-receiving ones other than circumstance. Like Istanbul, it’s much more nuanced, complex, and beautiful than that.

Date: March 2017
https://medium.com/@AreYouSyrious/istanbul-i-how-we-got-to-know-each-other-8be92aa89c90

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