She takes care of her disabled children for years
MARDIN - Aliye Halile Muhammad (75), who settled in Mardin after escaped from civil war in Syria, has been taking care of her elderly handicapped children for years.
Syrian Aliye Halile Muhammad (75), who migrated to Turkiye because of the civil war that started in her country, is trying to live under difficult circumstances with her disabled children.
Halile, who settled in Mardin Artuklu about 3 years ago, has to look after the disabled children which the older one is 60 years old.
Aliye Halile stated that she has experiencing great difficulties in terms of financial, said that after the loss of her husband, her burden got heavier.
Halile, "One of my children is 55 years old and his eyes no see. The other is 45 years old, with epilepsy and has mental problems. My daughter is 60 years old also disabled. My burden got heavier after their dad passed away 10 years ago. Because I'm in advanced age, I’m having great difficulty. My brides sometimes help. We have to look at them like a baby."
"It's very difficult to look at disabled children in this house"
Halile, requesting help from authorities and philanthropists, "We live in one of Mardin's old houses. We use stairs to go to the kitchen, toilet and rooms. This makes it very difficult. Today the owner of house came home, wanted ₺400 for rent. We need help. It is very difficult to look after disabled children in this house. We need a normal house. Only one of my child works and he gets ₺50 per a day. We are 11 people, that much money is not enough for us. We are expecting for help from the charitable and the authorities. If we were accepted as citizens of Turkey, they would give us at least a disability pension. We want to be citizens of Turkey."
Aliye Halile Muhammad's visually impaired son Halit voiced that he demand a house from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (ILKHA)