A famous Turkish writer, the daughter of a diplomat, shared in a TED talk her student experience in an international school in Madrid. “Politics, Cigarettes and the Veil” was everything her young colleagues knew about Turkey – clichés that passed the test of time until nowadays. What have I found out about Turkey, first hand, after almost two months spent with their creative community? A sophisticated industry where the gender topic is almost obsolete, since women are in power as much as men, based on their competence. A territory where handmade lives alongside technology, where millennia old traditions fit impeccably in 21st century interpretations, were the brightest intellects match great souls and an immense emotional palette. Other parts of Turkish society might have different data, but if there is a niche speaking about the best of this nation, this is the creative one.

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