Growing up Armenian-American, Meline Toumani was taught to hate all things Turkish. Eventually though, that hatred started to eat away at her. So she decided to face it head-on. She quit her job as a journalist at the New York Times and moved to Istanbul. What she learned and experienced in her two years in Turkey became her new book, There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia and Beyond.
A Journey Through Hate and Possibility
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