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Meli

Meli was a force. I remember on my first trip to Turkey in 2006 when she took us to the Ataturk Memorial in Ankara. We stood, 20 American tourists, next to the massive, neo-classical building resembling a modern Acropolis. She began to tell us about Ataturk and how he founded modern Turkey. Before she could…

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Scarf

It was really cold today, in the 30’s, which is cold for Seattle. I reached into my jumble of cold weather clothes for something to wear and pulled out a really pretty scarf, one which I forgot that I owned. But I do remember buying it in Istanbul two years ago. My friends and I…