When Ahmed and Rashed moved to Istanbul to escape the war in Syria, they never thought it would be only the middle of their journey. But now, the employees of a well-known chain of sweet shops find themselves asking, “Can the sweet tastes of Syria be recreated in Germany?”

 

This is the story of an epic journey, of food and family, and the sweet shop, Salloura. Syrian-American reporter and GroundTruth Middle East Reporting Fellow Dalia Mortada tells the story.

 

 

We used a lot of music and sounds in this episode of the podcast, including songs from these artists, and news reports from the BBC, CNN, Reuters, and Al Jazeera. 

 

  • Samaii Hijaz Kar Kurdi by Chahade Saade 
  • Hosam Oud by Weaam Sabbahi
  • Suleyman Aga by MWE
  • N/A Nasser Shamma
  • Lasbet Ma Yeoud Essamane by Youssef Tage
  • Semseyemin Ucu Kare by Orkestra Keyif
  • Fairuz
  • Luke Dent 

 

Ahmed (L) and Rashed (R) have worked together for 14 years. Like they did in Aleppo, the men run the show at Salloura in Istanbul. (Photo by Dalia Mortada/GroundTruth)

Ahmed (L) and Rashed (R) have worked together for 14 years. Like they did in Aleppo, the men run the show at Salloura in Istanbul. (Photo by Dalia Mortada/GroundTruth)

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