We are family from Turkey (Husband) and Russia (wife). Our story for the DV2020 is below.
When we first learned that we won the DV2020 lottery, we were so happy and excited because my 2 sisters live there as American Citizen and we can join our family together in order to support each other. Furthermore, we also wanted to create a better future to our daughter. My sisters were also very happy to see me there and we were considering to create family business if we can.
I am from Turkey and Civil Engineer with Master’s Degree. I worked as Senior Design Manager in international companies in big Infrastructure Projects (mainly in Russia). My wife is Russian and she is also civil engineer with master’s degree and interior designer at the same time. We also have daughter who is 4 years old.
Before the COVID proclamations/bans, after I completed projects, I quit the job end of 2019 and turned back to my hometown, Turkey. I rejected possible new jobs. My sisters already started to talk with their friends in order to arrange me some job interviews. One of my sister prepared one room in her house instead of giving it to rent. Since this day we are sitting in my mother’s house and cannot put our life in order. Our daughter cannot start to school we cannot look for a job.
During this waiting period and postponing our entrance many times, our health became bad due to stress and depression.
Ali Kadayifci – from Turkey