DEFNE-SUMN-FK-1Defne Suman was born in Istanbul in 1974. She grew up on Prinkipo Island, in a house, which had been her grandfather’s. She studied sociology at the Bosphorous University, from which she also obtained a masters degree in sociology. She worked as a teacher in Thailand and Laos. Here she studied Far Eastern philosophy and mystic disciplines. Later she continued her studies in USA state of Oregon.