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Nektaria Petrou

Nektaria Petrou lives in Istanbul, where she works in public relations for a Greek Orthodox community foundation.  She has an MA in Modern Greek Studies, a postgraduate diploma in Byzantine Studies, and a BA in English Literature and Classics.    She speaks Greek, English, Turkish, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Petrou's essays have been published in Al-Monitor, Daily Sabah, and Mashallah News. Her short story "The Evil-Eye Expert" won an honorable mention in the William Van Dyke Short Fiction contest and was published in the Spring 2015 issue of Ruminate Magazine.

The following are a few of her articles:

Last Jewish Merchant on Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue Faces Eviction / Al-Monitor

A Turkish Woman's Struggle to Rescue Her Macedonian History / Daily Sabah

The Half Hajj / Daily Sabah

Armenian Artisans of the Grand Bazaar / Mashallah News

Good Deeds / Daily Sabah

How Istanbul Ruined Me / Daily Sabah