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Kurdish Parents: Gulf War and Tech Worker

kurdish parents: In the 1990s, Babakar and her Kurdish parents had fled their home in Iraq during the Gulf War, according to CTV. An arduous journey had taken them through Turkey, Azerbaijan and Russia before they ended up in a refugee camp in Zwolle, Netherlands. For months, the 29-year-old U.K. tech worker, had been reflecting on her childhood in a Dutch refugee camp when she stumbled upon a photo of a mysterious man. When she was five years old, the man in the photo had gifted her with a shiny new red bike at a time when her parents weren't able to. On Monday, with only scant details, Babakar tweeted the photo to her followers hoping to reunite with the generous stranger. The family eventually moved to London, where Babakar currently works. ( As reported in the news.