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There's a large Turkish refugee community in Dayton, some were exiled from Russia several years ago. For today's Dayton Youth Radio producer, balancing the old traditions with the new is doable. Until one family, a big one, showed up for tea. My name is Miriam. I am 17 years old. I go to Stivers School for the Arts. I was born in Russia, raised in the US. Many immigrant families know how difficult it is to grow up in America. I had a tough time learning English because I spoke Turkish fluently. When I have to translate for a family member or even my parents, some words just don't translate right and my mom always gets made at me and says, "you're the one who goes to school and yet you can't even translate.” One of the things I dislike about my culture is young marriage. My great grandma got married when she was only thirteen years old. In my culture and many other cultures, the family of the guy comes to the girl's house to see how respectful the girl is and what her attitude and

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