Thank you also for your kind words, I have spent the last 23 years travelling to Turkey twice a year for around 3 weeks, and always I have seen politeness and helpfulness in your people, Thank you. I offer you a little more advice in reply to your comments below, I do not want to overflow you with too much information so i will try to be brief with the ideas.
I can appreciate your love of the young and how they bring to all of us joy, it is a difficult market to sell in because a lot of people do this and usually it is for friends and family who purchase the pictures, but if you are willing to spend the time building the portfolio then you will earn the respect and people will come to you for those ” Special ” pictures.
Looking at a wider and more commecial market with pictures that will sell ( we all need the cash to live ) you are in one of the most fantastic places in the world to capture outstanding images, and most of us who live in a big capital miss out because we see it every dayand it becomes daily routine and a bit boring to us. I have a friend who goes into London but can find nothing to photgraph? because he has lived there all his life and it is all old to him, but to the rest of the world or even the UK it is new and refreshing. To me Istanbul is one of those wonderful places that gems of pictures can be made if you know the city. The Markets so full of colour and at the other end of your Portrait babies the elderly with the wisdom they hold, some of the worlds greatest pictures are looking into the eyes of a senior member of the society! You have at your disposal all of this but you must think outside of the box and develop in your own mind what others would like to see of your country, the life, the culture you can use all of that to your advantage, if you want to be commercially viable in the future.