Şemsinur Özdemir

June 15, 2021

Turkish Teacher Ayşegül Karahan (2): I wished my children to grow up in Pakistan

We publish the second part of our interview with Ayşegül Karahan, who started working at PakTurk School in Karachi after teaching Turkish in Peshawar for 3 […]
June 9, 2021

Turkish Teacher Ayşegül Karahan: Pakistan was tough but beautiful

During the hours we talked with Ayşegül Karahan, who taught Turkish at the PakTurk Schools, about her life in Pakistan, the sentence she most often repeated […]
May 29, 2021

Educationist Hüseyin Yılmaz: I miss our Pakistani ‘elder brothers’ the most

Hüseyin Yılmaz, who went to Pakistan as a university student years ago, continued to work in the PakTurk Schools after his graduation. He got so used […]
May 4, 2021

Turkish students’ ‘mom in a foreign land’ Ayşegül Akyıldız: We know the hardships suffered are not in vain

Homemaker Ayşegül Akyıldız, who went to Pakistan with her two children and her husband when the PakTurk Schools were under duress, especially tried to stand by […]
April 22, 2021

Teacher Zübeyde who was given a welcome of roses in Quetta (1): I cannot forget the innocence in my students’ eyes

Zübeyde Koçyiğit, who taught Islamiat at PakTurk Schools, had the Pakistan episode in her life started before she even got there. That was because, when she […]
April 13, 2021

Teacher Hilal: We bore all hardships for the sake of a sublime meaning

Mrs. Hilal is a teacher who tried not to neglect her own children while trying to get her students on the track of progress. She left […]
March 17, 2021

I could not forget the way the students were saying, “Teacher, don’t go!”

Selviye Koç is one of the education volunteers who went abroad with the concern of ‘escaping the decay generated by comfort’ while teaching in very conducive […]
March 4, 2021

PakTurk Schools teacher Zeynep Simsar: Everyone I saw in Pakistan was like a family member

We publish the second part of our interview with Zeynep Simsar, a former teacher of PakTurk. In this part, Simsar describes her life, years of teaching […]
February 24, 2021

Zeynep Simsar, who left Hacettepe University for Pakistan: The thrill for “emigration” made me even forget missing my family

Zeynep Simsar was one of the students who could not continue their studies in Turkey due to the restrictions on the practice of their faith. Like […]