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Maria Eliades is a Greek-American writer, journalist, editor, and researcher who lives in the New York metro area, but formerly lived in Istanbul, Turkey for six years. Maria covers politics, culture, art, literature, fashion, travel, food, and leisure in Turkey and Greece.

Her bylines include work for the Ploughshares blog, The PuritanPRI’s The World, Muftah, EurasiaNet, Versopolis, and Time Out Istanbul. You can view her Contently portfolio, or just a selection of her writings here.

To contact Maria for freelance editorial or content work, write to her here or on Twitter.


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For the Ploughshares blog: “The Burden of Witness: The Sandcastle Girls, #MeToo, and The Armenian Genocide” -on Chris Bohajalian’s novel and how the victims of violence and often, their descendants, are weighed down, and defined by, convincing others that what they suffered was real.

My essay, “Leaving Istanbul,” on love, loss, and leaving the City of Cities has been published in the Fall 2017 issue of The Puritan, and I couldn’t be more excited.