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Which Migrants Stay in Turkey, and Which Leave?

Like many of his fellow migrants, Sami el Imad left Syria because of the war. Unlike many others, he wants to stay in Turkey. He likes the familiarity. “It’s still a little bit like, the same as our culture. It’s not that different," he said. "I didn’t want to have that much of a change.” Once in Turkey, Imad saw an opportunity to expand his family business. His father owns a fast-food restaurant in Syria. He opened a similar one in Istanbul. His sister later joined...

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