Here is a good reason to stay in Istanbul: yogurt.
Here is a reason to leave: Getting spat on while running over the Unkapani Bridge
Here is a reason to stay: Being invited to a Kurdish wedding.
Another reason to leave: Witnessing police brutality on the way home from Kurdish
Another reason to stay: To somehow bring attention to the reasons to leave in the
chance that they could effect change.
The full stories of the past two days will have to wait until I’ve digested them enough to spit them back out.