Şemsinur Özdemir

September 16, 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 […]
September 15, 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 […]
September 4, 2021

Chemistry teacher Hakan Tokdemir (2): What made Pakistan beautiful for us was the people

In the second and last part of our interview with PakTurk Schools Chemistry teacher Hakan Tokdemir, we talked about the years he lived in Khairpur Mirs, […]
September 1, 2021

Chemistry teacher Hakan Tokdemir (1): The good conduct of our students won praises from people

Hakan Tokdemir’s emigration story began when he migrated to Istanbul from Siirt at 5 with his family. Years after this journey forced by life conditions, he […]
August 21, 2021

Turkish teacher Elif Demirbaş: I was amazed by Pakistan’s arts, music, and colourful cultural mosaic

Even if you went abroad with the idealistic intention of teaching, you know that life is not just about education and students. Living in a different […]
August 12, 2021

English teacher Fatma Öksüzer (2): My Pakistan dream is left unfulfilled

In this part of our interview, PakTurk Schools English teacher Fatma Öksüzer narrates the process of her departure from Pakistan, the ordeals they went through, where […]
August 6, 2021

English teacher Fatma Öksüzer (1): I wished to teach to those children I watched at the Turkish Olympiads

Fatma Öksüzer was an idealistic teacher who had just graduated from the university. While she could opt to practise her profession comfortably in her own country, […]
July 28, 2021

English teacher Elif Köken: The harmony, alliance and affection among our friends begot abundance

Elif Köken, who belongs to a family of immigrants from Greece living in Balıkesir, was 22 years old when she decided to migrate voluntarily with the […]
July 19, 2021

Biology Teacher Züleyha Özşahin (2): If they said, ‘You can go to Pakistan again’, I would go there without a second thought

We publish the second part of our interview with Züleyha Özşahin, a biology teacher who worked at the PakTurk Schools for 4.5 years. In this part, […]