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October 27, 2021

(A Page from History) Abdullah Gül: I convey my appreciation to PakTurk Schools

In today’s “A Page from History” section is the visit made by the 11th President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gül to the Islamabad PakTurk […]
October 26, 2021

Islamabad’s ‘checkposts’ and passport-substituting expressions

Educationist Hakan Çelik narrated a memory he had with his house-mates in Pakistan, providing an interesting example to what it meant to work at PakTurk and […]
October 25, 2021

Starting was difficult but, once I started, I wanted to write more

Taner Koçyiğit, a former administrator and teacher of the PakTurk Schools, recorded a short video explaining why he wrote his memoirs upon our request. Expressing how […]
October 25, 2021

I have never wondered about any country as much as Pakistan

Journalist-writer Semsinur Ozdemir, who made serial interviews with numerous people, answered our questions this time. Preparing for compiling the interviews she made with PakTurk teachers in […]
October 25, 2021

Colourful Black Sea trip of Pakistani businessmen

Education volunteer Doğan Yücel wrote about his trip to Turkey with a group of businessmen from Pakistan in 2007. He narrated the highlights of the Black […]
October 22, 2021

Call from MURIC to the Federal Government of Nigeria: Don’t heed Erdogan’s accusations

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a human rights organization in Nigeria and known for its Islamic sensitivities, made an important call to the Federal Government of Nigeria. […]
October 21, 2021

To be tested with shoes on the way to the Turkish Embassy!

Education volunteer Hakan Çelik narrated his visit to the Turkish Embassy in Islamabad for a passport appointment while he was working in Lahore, and an interesting […]
October 19, 2021

How was the school in Lahore Raiwind Road started?

Turkish teacher Doğan Yücel wrote how and under what conditions the PakTurk branch in Lahore Raiwind Road, which had opened its doors to education in 2007, […]
October 17, 2021

Is baldness a pre-requisite for work at PakTurk?

Educationist Doğan Yücel wrote about a detail that caught his attention when he first went to Pakistan. He narrated the Turkish image in the minds of […]
October 16, 2021

Our adventures with FXs and Mehrans in Pakistan

Hakan Celik, a former PakTurk teacher, wrote about the difficulties he faced due to his weak Urdu and English when he first went to Pakistan and […]
October 15, 2021

The days we went to maternity check-ups on rickshaws …

In this part of the article series, Turkish teacher Doğan Yücel narrated the birth of their first child, Zeynep Nazlı, and their experiences. Part Seventeen: We […]
October 13, 2021

Science fair and a logo that unlocks closed doors

Educationist Mehmet Karadayı wrote about the impact of a science fair organized by the PakTurk Schools in Islamabad on students and the city residents. He also […]
October 12, 2021

Migration (Poem)

A PakTurk teacher, who wrote poems under the pen name ‘Farzımuhal’ (Let’s Suppose), expressed his feelings while leaving Pakistan in his poem titled ‘Migration’. We publish […]
October 9, 2021

Support call for the GoFundMe Campaign

PakTurkFile team have set new targets for 2022 to carry their voices to wider masses in their struggle for rights. To achieve these goals, they started […]
October 7, 2021

Pakistan’s sad day: 20 people lost their lives in 5.9 earthquake

Pakistan was rocked by a distressing disaster. At least 20 lost their lives and over 300 were injured in the 5.9 magnitude earthquake in the Balochistan […]
October 7, 2021

Education volunteer Sevda Arslan (3): My children wish their ties with Pakistan to continue, my daughter considers becoming a citizen there

Sevda Arslan, who lived in Pakistan for 13 years and raised her three children there, narrates the process of leaving the country and how her family […]
October 6, 2021

Education volunteer Sevda Arslan (2): If we went to Pakistan again, we would love to live in Peshawar as a family

In the second part of our interview with Sevda Arslan, an education volunteer who lived in Pakistan for 13 years, we relate the memories in Lahore […]
October 5, 2021

Education volunteer Sevda Arslan (1): I learned to live together in Pakistan without judging people

The activities of the education volunteers who migrated to Pakistan from Turkey were not just about teaching in schools. There were also volunteers who provided guidance […]
October 3, 2021

How did the one-day ‘honeymoon’ dream turn out to be a disappointment?

Educationist Sadullah Bayazit continues to narrate his colleague Abdülgani Gülmez’s life in Pakistan. In this part, Bayazit narrates Gülmez’s journey from Khairpur Mirs to Multan, his […]
October 1, 2021

I cannot write, yet I must write!

Education volunteer Rüveyda Arslanhan wrote the sequel to her previous article titled “I’m Unable to Write”. Stating she has started to forget her memories of Pakistan, […]
October 1, 2021

Speak (Poem)

Faiz Ahmad Faiz, one of Pakistan’s leading poets and a fellow townsman of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, is an intellectual who was nominated for the Nobel Prize […]
September 30, 2021

How did the Pakistani businessmen’s trips to Turkey gain impetus?

In this part of his memoirs, educationist Taner Koçyiğit wrote about the duties he and his colleagues undertook within the scope of their public relations tasks […]
September 29, 2021

First PakTurk branch in Multan and efforts to turn a ‘ruin’ into a school building

Educationist Sadullah Bayazit continues to narrate the his ‘friend-in-destiny’ Abdulgani Gülmez’s life in Pakistan. In the eleventh part of the memoirs, Bayazit wrote about the preparations […]
September 28, 2021

Why was the century-old kite festival banned for 10 years?

Researcher Doğan Yücel wrote down the reasons the Basant Kite Festival, the ancient festival of Pakistan, was banned for 10 years and allowed again. Part Two: […]
September 26, 2021

The festival that accompanies the colourful awakening on the ground in the sky: Basant Kite Festival

Educationist and researcher Doğan Yücel wrote about a long-standing tradition, a festival in Pakistan. He narrated the Basant Kite Festival organized to celebrate the spring, its […]
September 24, 2021

Interesting events we experienced while adjusting to Pakistan

Education volunteer Fatih Çapar wrote about how he and his colleagues acquainted with locals and developed their relationships in Pakistan, where he went to study at […]
September 22, 2021

A Page from History: Pakistani students competed; Turkish language won

In the part titled “A Page from History” this time we share with you a scene from 2010: Pakistan finals of the Turkish Olympiads. We relate […]
September 21, 2021

Kaçmaz couple abducted from Pakistan heard as witnesses at the Turkey Tribunal

Mesut Kaçmaz and his wife Meral Kaçmaz, who were abducted by intelligence operatives and taken to Turkey under torture and arrested there while Mesut Kacmaz was […]
September 21, 2021

Our traditional school trips

Educator Doğan Yücel wrote about the field trips and social activities participated by PakTurk students while he was working in Lahore. Yücel also reminded that ministerial […]
September 18, 2021

How did the PakTurk Schools come to the fore in the House of Lords?

Engin Yiğit, an educator who had also worked as an administrator in the PakTurk Schools, wrote about the repercussions of the schools’ achievements on the public […]

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