Life in Pakistan

May 13, 2021

“We had a decent meal for the first time in 7 days in Ramadan”

Educationist Doğan Yücel wrote about the humanitarian assistance activities organized by the volunteer PakTurk employees after the devastating flood disaster in 2010 which also coincided with […]
May 14, 2021

In Pakistan, Eid is a grand family reunion

Educationist Sadullah Bayazit narrated the Eid traditions and the significance of exchanging Eid greetings in Pakistan, where he lived for many years.  Having arrived after the […]
May 17, 2021

Beşiktaş’s championship and a ‘common denominator’ in Pakistan

Osman Arslanhan, an educator who worked in Pakistan for many years, wrote his memories that surfaced after Beşiktaş’s 2021 championship in the Turkish Super League. He […]
May 19, 2021

‘Perilous’ memories from Lahore traffic

Researcher Doğan Yücel wrote about the constantly dense Lahore traffic. Narrating his quest in purchasing a car and getting a driver’s license as well, Yücel also […]
May 21, 2021

Painter Fikret Otyam: Multiply the heat of Gaziantep with twenty times more the heat, sprinkle some aromata of spice and there you’ll have Peshawar!

Fikret Otyam, a Turkish painter and author, visited some countries in the early 1970s. He compiled his memories of the visits in his travelogue ‘Ne Biçim […]
May 26, 2021

How was the Turkish School in Khairpur Mirs Opened? (2)

Educator Sadullah Bayazit continues to narrate the opening process of the first-ever Turkish School in Khairpur Mirs in the fifth part of the series in which […]
May 27, 2021

‘Wrangling the escaped cattle’ and the first Eid ul-Adha in Attock

Education volunteer Taner Koçyiğit continues to narrate the accounts from his 14 years in Pakistan. In the fifth part, he shares with us their first-ever Eid […]
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 30, 2021

Hiran Minar: The tower that Jahangir Shah built for a deer

Researcher Doğan Yücel wrote about the Turkic ruler Jahangir Shah’s keenness for hunting and what he did in the region that now remains within the borders […]