What I Have Left in Turkey

Photo Credit: Matador News (The historic Grand Bazaar)

I left Istanbul, Turkey last Sunday, April 1st, after four years of teaching there.

I not only left a country but I have left an always smiling sixteen-year-old girl

whose Turkish name meant ‘nature. I will always remember her long, thin, and straight chestnut brown hair and the Hary Potter-style glasses that she wore sometimes in teal, and our morning conversations at the canteen of her…