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  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning French
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2010
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  • Graduate
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About Me

PhD student in Canada. I am originally from Turkey. Ask me anything about Istanbul, and ask for contacts.

I did and still doing performance-based work - solo performance, theatre..
The first thing I am curious about a place that is foreign to me is its theatre/performance scene! Then queer and feminist events. I am always curious to learn about politics of resistance in the places I visit. Best way to do this is to meet people and have good sustained conversations.

I am in between cities right now, but there is chance of me being able to host in Istanbul.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have always enjoyed meeting new people and I travel a lot. I think I am also a good host.


I like reading a lot. I enjoy the challenge of books I have never read before. I also like watching movies, mostly by auteur directors.

Music, Movies, and Books

heavenly creatures
janis joplin, patti smith, ani difranco, björk, nick cave, violette parra....and many 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. Can talk about Istanbul for hours.
Probably I am a good company to go see shows, events.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My knowledge on theatre, performance, academia, university life, Istanbul, relations, 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

Canada, England, France, Germany, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Turkey

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