Istanbul, Turkey

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Young adult fiction writer Michael Hearle explores Istanbul. çok teşekkür ederim means thank you very much in Turkish. When spoken aloud it sounds like ‘two sugars and a dream’. I use the phrase frequently while visiting Istanbul and every time the locals grin. I suspect my pronunciation may be off. This is the last stop […]

Hoyran, Turkey

Young adult fiction author Mick Hearle explores a village lost in time.  Today, I saw a girl from the village riding a donkey and talking on a cellphone. She had a faded red scarf covering her hair and dusty bare feet. I smiled and waved at her as she passed, and she smiled back. Behind […]