The father left his home country because his beliefs - freedom of expression, freedom of religion and equality for everyone regardless of gender or sexual orientation - deeply clashed with the ruling regime. In Turkey, both he and his wife have converted to Christianity which also does not allow them to return home.
This family has UNHCR status and only needs the funds and 5 Canadian sponsors to get them to Canada. The father is a poet and has written many books - all voicing his beliefs of equality and freedom - that echo how many Canadians feel.
“After all these years living through things good and bad, I strongly believe that as humans - regardless of the colour of our skin, our ethnicity or our religion - we should, we must and we can live together in peace and love each other without a single border separating us.”
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