My name is Seth O’Malley. I am a fourth-year student of linguistics, Turkish, and Spanish at Portland State University. In my rare moments of free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, reading, drinking tea,
and exploring the city by bike.
This is my first trip to Turkey, and needless to say, I’m very excited to spend a few months on the other side of the world. Turkey is famous for its dynamic history, its rich and diverse culture, and its unique role in both Europe and the Middle East.
In this blog, I plan to explore topics ranging from Turkey’s cultural icons (like the Grand Bazaar) to the Turkish language and more serious themes like religion and gender in Turkey. Living in Turkey will certainly be challenging, but I’m looking forward to broadening my knowledge of this fascinating part of the world.