by Arianna Taglioni, Alice Casagrande, Gloria Rosignoli, Francesco Pucci, Federica Petterini e Luisa Lollini, Assisi/Italy.

On 12th November a group of Comenius students together with 2 teachers took the train and went to Foligno, a small town near Assisi, to interview  Sadech, the owner of a Kebab restaurant. First we had a delicious kebab that reminded us of our stay in Cankiri and then we did the following interview.

WHAT WAS YOUR DREAM AS A CHILD?

I  have always liked trade and being the best and always hoped to have my own business. In fact I  have now had my restaurant for five years and it is doing very well. I hope to open a chain of restaurants soon!

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO COME TO ITALY?

I wanted to  go to Germany but I couldn’t, so I came to Italy instead.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO BACK TO TURKEY?

Yes, but not forever because Italy is my hone now and I have all my friends here.

WHAT DID YOU DO IN TURKEY BEFORE COMING TO ITALY?

In Turkey I didn’t study but I used to make films of people’s marriages. I left my country when I was 19 because I sought more opportunity.

DO YOU WORK IN ITALY?

I didn’t come to Italy to work but today I have a restaurant here and  I see myself as a bridge between foreign people and Italians. A lot of people come to Italy to work because it’s easy to get documents to work here.

HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED DISCRIMINATIONS SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN IN ITALY?

No, the contrary because the Italians have always been very kind and helpful. In fact one day when I couldn’t find a market and asked an old man for directions he accompanied me there as I couldn’t understand the directions. I was really surprised and impressed by his kindness!

WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT  ITALIANS BEFORE COMING TO ITALY?

I thought that Italians were cold like the Germans. When I was in Turkey I didn’t know anything about  Italy so I didn’t know what kind of person to expect.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHANGE ANYTHING IN ITALY?WHAT?

I’d like to change the government because politicians don’t do what people need and are dishonest.

INTERVIEW WITH SADECH, A TURK