What does Spanish society, aside from fulfilling the legal aspects of immigration, demand from its immigrants to fully accept them?
At first, living in Barcelona was very difficult. Living abroad is not as easy as it seems. Still, I wasn’t going back to Turkey, no way! I had a lot of pride. I wouldn’t let anyone say ‘Oh, he couldn’t manage living abroad. He is not a man.’
If you leave your country and come to Spain, that's because you see it as the only way out.
Spaniards see that you are coming from a northern European country, you are trusting and everything. They abuse you. They take your money and abuse you as much as possible. You look at their faces, and see how they are dressed, and you say to yourself that it is not possible. They are Europeans. But hell they do it.
Being gay is not an easy thing to be. Not even in Spain. It is super hard. If someone asked me back then, if I could switch to be straight, if there was a switch to be straight, I would do it in a second to make things easy. What I’m living not freaking easy.