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  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning French
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2010
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  • PhD
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About Me

Just finished my doctoral studies in Canada. Between in Canada and Turkey currently. Working on the next chapter in my life.

The first thing I am curious about a new city is its theatre/performance scene! Then queer and feminist events. I am also curious to learn about politics of resistance in the places I visit. I definitely enjoy meeting new people with whom I can share these interests.

I am in between cities these days. Unfortunately, cannot host.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I travel. I believe in sharing spaces respectully. I think I am also a good host. So, I immediately signed up when I heard about this website. I am not an active user but a loyal one.


My interests take me to the second hand bookstores, theatres, contemporary dance festivals (LOVE them!), feminist gatherings, queer spaces, quiet places where I can meditate through books, music and writing..

  • books
  • performing arts
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing

Music, Movies, and Books

Heavenly Creatures
Triology: red/white/blue
Cherry Time

Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Ani Difranco, Björk, Nick Cave, Violette Parra, Anu Brun, Laurie Anderson, Meredith Monk and many others..

Sula (toni morrison)
Sense of Ending (julian barnes)
Joke (milan kundera)
Malina (bachmann)
Gecede (leyla erbil)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I cried without worrying about it during a conversation once.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Turkish. I can answer your questions on Turkey and Istanbul.
Probably I am a good company to see shows together.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My experience on theatre, performance, academia, university life, Istanbul, activism around queer and feminist politics...

I am also willing to participate in doing useful housework for the hosts - let me know if I can be helpful in some way during my stay!

Countries I’ve Visited

Bulgaria, Canada, England, France, Germany, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Turkey

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