In 2016 I decided to move abroad and I decided on the UK because I knew the language and it was easier for me. I took the IELTS and PLAB exams and applied for jobs. I had a couple of offers and I ended up in Hull because it seemed less expensive than other parts of the UK.
It’s not career progression that motivated me to move. In fact I went backwards because I was a consultant back home and I’m working as registrar here now and none of my training is recognised.
I have a daughter and she was four-and-a-half when I decided to leave. I was not happy with the politics in Turkey and the status of women’s rights. I wanted my daughter to have other opportunities. I just wanted to change her life rather than mine.