During the day, Hayata Sarıl Lokantası(Embrace Life Restaurant) in Istanbul, Turkey, functions as a regular restaurant — patrons order, eat, and pay for their meals. But in the evening, after 7 p.m., things change: guests typically order a meal for themselves and one for the homeless to pick up. This small, ground-floor place, which is tucked away in the city's historic Taksim Square, was founded by Ayşe Tükrükçü, a former sex worker and survivor of sexual abuse, who was determined to transform her painful experiences into a force of social good.

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