Turkey-based Ghanaian Regina Mensah shared that she spent seven months on a road trip from Iraq to Turkey and was detained for three months when she arrived.
In an interview on Daily Hustle Worldwide on SVTV AFRICA, Regina revealed that she fled from her boss’s home in Iraq, where she worked as a house help. According to her, an agent sold her off to work for a family in Iraq for two years.
Regina decided to take up the risk after months of unpaid salaries. She heard of an agent ‘pushing’ immigrants to Turkey and left behind her passport, clothes and everything to embark on the journey.
“I paid the agent and kept all I had left;$50. From what my colleagues said, the journey took days or weeks, but I spent seven months. We slept in bushes and only moved at night because it was illegal.
The agents need to make sure the road is clear to move. I was discouraged. We could only take baths when we got to a river or water source,” she narrated.
When they arrived in Turkey, Regina stated they were arrested on their way to a nearby city. She said, “I was arrested and imprisoned for three months. We only ate bread, and we had to fight over it.”
Eventually, Regina was released and settled into the city. She shared more about Turkey in the conservation.
Kindly watch the full interview below;