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Mussa Khan: The Turkish trap
Mussa Khan: The Turkish trap | babelmed | travel - mediterranean3rd post. Still in Van and of Mussa Khan, no news. The journey amongst the Afghan muhajirins continues: trapped in the Turkish city, in the limbo of temporary asylum waiting to continue their journey, even illegally, through Greece and Italy
 
On the trails of Mussa Khan. From Afghanistan to Rome Ostiense
On the trails of Mussa Khan. From Afghanistan to Rome Ostiense | babelmed | travel - mediterraneanMussa Khan is muhajir , a refugee looking for a safe place to live. His story is the one of the many young Afghans who try to reach Europe to seek asylum. In 14 posts the blog "Mussa Khan" retraces his steps through the 5,000 km that separate Iran from Italy.
 
Mussa Khan. The other side of the acropolis
Mussa Khan. The other side of the acropolis | babelmed | travel - mediterraneanAthens. The place where democracy was born hides a dark and painful side: it is the streets and squares where the muhajirins live illegally, waiting for a future that never comes. A black hole that swallows lives and destinies, where Mussa Khan seems to have gotten lost
 
Mussa Khan: The Turkish trap
Mussa Khan: The Turkish trap | babelmed | travel - mediterraneanStill in Van and of Mussa Khan, no news. The journey amongst the Afghan muhajirins continues: trapped in the Turkish city, in the limbo of temporary asylum waiting to continue their journey, even illegally, through Greece and Italy.
 
If not then let Paris swallow me!
If not then let Paris swallow me! | babelmed | travel - mediterraneanParis is a compendium of names, names that are monuments, monuments that form a living memory, an awesome retinue to the city’s might. We arrive first at the airport named for Charles De Gaulle, the evergreen of modern France.
 
The valley of migrations
The valley of migrations | babelmed | travel - mediterranean2nd post. At night, in Yüksekova, the army has permission to shoot at sight. The journey in search of Mussa Khan continues. An Afghan refugee on the path to a dream called “Europe”. A dream that is all too often paid with one’s own life.
 
On the trails of Mussa Khan
On the trails of Mussa Khan | babelmed | travel - mediterranean1st post. Months, years, constantly moving. Rejected, invisible, on the margins. This is the destiny of the Afghan muhajirins , on a tenacious search for the dream called “Europe”. With the episodes of the “Mussa Khan” blog, we are going to tell their odyssey through Turkey, Greece and Italy, until the Ostiense Station in Rome
 
Mussa Khan. Greece, poor Greece
Mussa Khan. Greece, poor Greece | babelmed | travel - mediterraneanVictims of conflicts that do not concern them, like the hoary one between Greece and Turkey, which has left a mortal trail of mines along the border of the Evros. Even when they get to the long desired Hellenic land, however, the muhajirins find a country in the midst of an economic crisis, less and less willing to offer them protection and grant them asylum
 
Lebanon: The hotel by the cedars
Lebanon: The hotel by the cedars | babelmed | travel - mediterraneanHow is it that since the foundation of the Lebanese state in 1920 it hasn’t been possible to enlarge this pitiful forest of the national symbol, the tree in the middle of the flag? It is a symbol threatened by death, by annihilation.
 
A Gravelly Prophet: The Music of Thanassis Papakonstantinou
A Gravelly Prophet: The Music of Thanassis Papakonstantinou | babelmed | travel - mediterraneanThanassis Papakonstantinou is not happy with his voice, he’s said so in numerous interviews, he’s just not a singer. Nonetheless, his summer concerts sold out, and in true Athenian fashion, were then crashed by at least a third more people than had tickets...
 

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