Syrian refugees with Darwin food truck thank Australia, bridging cultural divide one falafel at a time
Updated September 18, 2017 08:57:47
Syrian Nadeem Turkia always knew he was going to work in hospitality — he just never imagined it would be in a food truck in Darwin.
After topping his class in his hospitality degree, he was about to leave Jordan for a coveted scholarship in the United States when being Syrian became an obstacle.
Mr Turkia was born in Jordan, his mother’s country, and lived there for most of his life.
But when the Jordanian Government changed its policy on Syrian nationals having rights to work and residency as it became inundated with hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war, Mr Turkia became an illegal …