If their wives get deported, they will kill themselves. If their wives return to Turkey or Iraq they will be killed. The women left home, without saying a word to nobody, to go meet their husbands in the UK. Heading to Italy, their boat sunk on the rocks of the islets Paximadia near the south coast of Crete. The sea was rough, so the 44 immigrants and the 2 traffickers spent the night on the deserted islets.
Bakir Mohamed won’t move from the hospital in Rethymno, on the north coast of Crete, until his wife, Rangin Mihaidin gets better. She fainted on seeing him after five days in the sea with no food and him having no news from her for about ten days. Aso Rashid, lives in the UK too and came to reunite with his family who struggled in the sea to escape war. They ask the Greek government to grant them political asylum as Kurds of Iraq.
The border between Turkey and Iraq resembles to a war zone, as their relatives say, because of the independence referendum. The women can’t go back. Their families would kill them for escaping in such a way. If Turkey deports them to Syria to avoid Kurd population, their luck will be equally hard.
They are just a few of the devastated people of war that forced them separate their lives. Love reunited them on hospitable Crete.
Κάτοχος Μεταπτυχιακού Διπλώματος Ειδίκευσης στην Κοινωνιολογία
Απόφοιτος Δημόσιας Διοίκησης – Δημόσιας Οικονομικής