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