Istanbul felt different this trip. The Turkish survived Taksim Square, but were troubled about the recent “mining accident”.
In two unsolicited conversations with employed and modern women in Istanbul, they both voiced an anger at their government. Both of these unrelated women were fearful of changes they foresee happening to Turkey.
I noticed many more women covering their head in hijab, than in past years. Our travel agent also recommended the female travelers to cover elbow to ankle. This is different….real different.
Turkey is changing , like all of us.