African Women Voices
Why do I highlight “visible”?
That’s because color makes a big difference in this country. Afro-Turks were brought to Istanbul and Turkey in general to work as slaves during the Ottoman Empire which lasted until 1918. Women from Somalia, Ethiopia etc. were brought in the country and became the personal prostitutes of rich families.
All this is not in any history book at school, people don’t know about it.
The average Turkish person doesn’t know about this.
And this is shameful.
So do research about Afro-Turks to learn more about them. Our contribution was to share Bea’s experience and the stories we gathered through (IN)VISIBLE CITIES
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hey, i am a turkish girl. my maternal grandfather is either from egypt or sudan. he brought turkey as an orphan and he had to work for a village man in turkey.
Hi! thanks for your comment! When did your grandfather arrived to Turkey?