Thursday, September 25, 2003

Yesterday, speaking with my daughter, she explained that she and Meran have discussed him working in his current position as a translator/interpreter for an additional year in Iraq. He has been offered that opportunity, and he is seriously considering it for many reasons - financial (it would allow them to pay off their new home in 2 years) as well as personal (helping his country and culture).

Eva said the final preparation for her trip was just accomplished when Meran's uncle, a member of a Kurdish political party (but who is living in USA now) assisted them in obtaining necessary papers for entering Kurdish Iraq. Evidently, even if you're Kurdish, you still must have authorization on-file ahead of time for entering that part of northern Iraq controlled by the Kurds or you cannot enter. Paperwork for Eva and the boys have now been faxed and they are ready to go...

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