Cigdem Capan, Phd Physics, is a dual citizen of Turkey and the United State.  She gave her family’s history and her recollections of growing up in Turkey.  Turkey frequently referred to as the Crossroad of Civilization is a complex country with a rich history.  Her best memories were vacationing on the Mediterranean Coast and summertime in Istanbul.  
Her worst memories included daily encounters with poverty, environmental pollution and coping with political violence and financial instability.  
Presently she is teaches at Washington State University.