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16-year-old girl walks to Turkey before being relocated to Norway

A teenage Afghan girl who walked for seven months, covering 4,000 kilometers to reach Turkey, has been settled in Norway.
The challenging journey of Aza, a 16-year-old girl, started with her wanting a better life.
According to Hürriyet Daily, Aza set out from Afghanistan with a few friends and finally arrived in Turkey’s eastern province of Van after seven months of walking.
Aza was apprehended by the Turkish security forces after crossing the border and then placed in a nursing home with a few migrant girls like her.
However, her fate took a turn when she met Van Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez and his wife, Meral Bilmez.
Hürriyet Daily reported that Aza told Meral Bilmez that she had heard the story of a woman going to Norway and that she had a similar dream, adding that she was afraid of death every day while living in Afghanistan.
Subsequently, the Bilmez couple decided to contact international organizations for the Afghan girl and a series of meetings and correspondences were made in this context.
After a while, the long-awaited news that would make Aza’s dream come true reached Van. She now lives in Norway, according to Hürriyet Daily.The post 16-year-old girl walks to Turkey before being relocated to Norway first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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