Away from home in Istanbul

by  Oscar Durand

At least 20 000 Afghans live on the margin of society in Turkey, lured here by promises of good wages that are never paid, and smugglers who tell them that it is an easy launching point for Europe. Cast aside by war in their homeland and overlooked by aid agencies focusing on Syrians, many escape by digging through Istanbul's trash for anything they can sell to recyclers.