January 28, 2021

Syria refugees bring new tastes and traditions to Kurdish Iraq

Syria refugees bring new tastes and traditions to Kurdish Iraq

At first, no one in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil would drink the bitter coffee at Syrian refugee Abdussamad Abdulqadir’s cafe. Since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011, many ethnic Kurds living in the country’s northeast fled across the border to Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region. When Abdulqadir fled his northeast Syrian hometown of Qamishli six years ago, he settled in Arbil and opened a cafe in its bustling market.

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