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May 12, 2022

KCCI delegation also visited media and educational institutions during their trip to Turkey

Besides his teaching duty at the PakTurk Schools, educationist Doğan Yücel also volunteered in the businessmen’s association established to develop the trade between Pakistan and Turkey. […]
May 7, 2022

TUSKON visit of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry delegation

Besides his teaching duties at the PakTurk Schools, educationist Doğan Yücel was also involved in the activities of the businessmen’s association founded to develop the trade […]
April 30, 2022

The Indispensable drink of Ramadan: Rooh Afza

Educationist Sadık Pakdil wrote the story of Rooh Afza, which has become an indispensable gem and drink of Ramadan in Pakistan. Pakdil explained when and how […]
April 25, 2022

Those exquisite Ramadans in Pakistan!

Educationist Engin Yiğit wrote about the Ramadans he lived in Pakistan and has not forgotten still. He explained how Ramadans in Pakistan differ from those in […]
April 22, 2022

English teacher Gönül Barış (4): People of Pakistan are friends in need, they take care of whom they cherish

In the last part of our interview, PakTurk Schools English teacher Gönül Barış narrates her years of teaching in Lahore, the friendships she made with the […]
April 18, 2022

Business meetings of Karachi Chamber of Commerce delegation in Ankara

Besides teaching at the PakTurk Schools, educationist Doğan Yücel also volunteered in the businessmen’s association established to develop the trade between Pakistan and Turkey. He explained […]
April 12, 2022

English teacher Gönül Barış (3): I experienced the most significant ‘firsts’ of my life in Quetta, what befell me on my way there was like a movie scene

In this part of our interview, PakTurk Schools English teacher Gönül Barış narrates her teaching career she started right after graduating from university. she candidly shares […]
April 8, 2022

What ensued in the business trip of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce to Turkey?

Besides his teaching commitment at the PakTurk Schools, educationist Doğan Yücel also volunteered in the businessmen’s association founded to further trade between Pakistan and Turkey. Yücel […]
April 6, 2022

English teacher Gönül Barış (2): I learned Urdu while arguing with rickshaw drivers

In the second part of our interview, PakTurk Schools English teacher Gönül Barış narrates her university years in Lahore, her rapport with the boarding students in […]
March 28, 2022

English Teacher Gönül Barış (1): I had difficulties in the first years, but I still choose Pakistan to live

Gönül Barış experienced many firsts of her life in Pakistan, where she went as a university student. After graduating from university, she gained her first teaching […]
March 19, 2022

Sacrificial meat distribution in Dadu after the devastating floods

Educationist Doğan Yücel wrote about the Qurbani meat distribution programs organized in Pakistan after the devastating flood disaster in 2010. He explained how the sacrificial meat […]
March 17, 2022

What did we do with the tons of diapers and detergents sent for flood survivors?

In this part of his memoirs, educationist Taner Koçyiğit wrote about the tonnes of detergents and diapers sent from Turkey as flood relief but proved unusable […]
March 15, 2022

Khewra Salt Mines: The source of the – pink adornment of tables – Himalayan salt

Researcher Doğan Yücel wrote about the Khewra Salt Mines, the source of the Himalayan salt, mined in Pakistan and sold worldwide for both health and artistic […]
March 9, 2022

A poignant memory with the flood relief and businessmen from Turkey

In this part of the series in which he narrated the aftermath of the massive flood disaster in Pakistan, educationist Taner Koçyiğit wrote how the humanitarian […]
March 7, 2022

A holiday in Turkey and sad farewells after a year in Khairpur Mirs…

Education volunteer Fatih Çapar wrote about the first year he spent in Pakistan, where he went to study at university, and what he experienced during his […]
March 3, 2022

Organizational ability of the village chief in distributing flood relief

Educationist Taner Koçyiğit continues to narrate the relief activities initiated by the PakTurk Schools after the flood disaster in 2010. In this section, Koçyiğit wrote about […]
March 1, 2022

A bridge of health extended from Samsun to Karachi

Educationist Doğan Yücel wrote about a helping hand reaching out from Turkey during Pakistan’s hard times and how it served as a bridge alongside the educational […]
February 26, 2022

Breakfast culture in Pakistan and delicacies at a Turkmen table

Educationist and researcher Doğan Yücel wrote about the foods preferred at breakfast tables in Pakistan and the Turkish reservation towards local tastes. Yücel also narrated what […]
February 24, 2022

Educationist Fatma Esra Tosun (4): The people of Pakistan stood for us in times of happiness and sorrow

Fatma Esra Tosun, who worked as a teacher and administrator in different cities of Pakistan for 13 years, says the people of Pakistan always stood for […]
February 20, 2022

Kimse Yok Mu’s flood relief and a meeting with the Punjab Chief Minister

Educationist Taner Koçyiğit wrote about how the relief materials brought to Pakistan from Turkey by the Kimse Yok Mu Solidarity and Aid Association were distributed after […]
February 16, 2022

Educationist Fatma Esra Tosun (3): We were tested with a bread machine on our way to Islamabad!

After working at the PakTurk Schools in Khairpur Mirs for a year, educationist Fatma Esra Tosun and her family moved to Islamabad where she worked for […]
February 15, 2022

Teary-eyed farewell to Lahore and days in Karachi

Educationist Doğan Yücel wrote about his departure from Lahore, where he worked for five years, to Karachi. He related his feelings while saying goodbye and the […]
February 11, 2022

Flooding relief and our second tour of the flood-struck region

Educationist Taner Koçyiğit continues to write about the flash-flood in 2010, considered one of the most devastating natural disasters in Pakistan’s history. This time, he narrated […]
February 8, 2022

Educationist Fatma Esra Tosun (2): I was never a stranger in Khairpur Mirs

In this part of our interview, educationist Fatma Esra Tosun narrates her experiences in Khairpur Mirs, her first place of tenure in Pakistan. Expressing the parents’ […]
February 5, 2022

My marriage decision and our wedding preparations

Educationist Doğan Yücel narrated why he decided to get married after a short while in Pakistan, where he arrived as single, and how he prepared for […]
February 3, 2022

A flood disaster where truckloads of relief did not suffice!

Educationist Taner Koçyiğit wrote about the flood disaster in 2010, one of the most devastating natural disasters in Pakistan’s history, the humanitarian aid mobilization led by […]
February 1, 2022

Educationist Fatma Esra Tosun’s journey leading from İzmir to Siberia and Africa to Pakistan (1)

Fatma Esra Tosun worked as an administrator and teacher in several branches of the PakTurk Schools during her 13-year tenure and life in Pakistan. Except for […]
January 29, 2022

Days of ‘scarcity’ and opening of a school in Islampura

Educationist Doğan Yücel is one of many who witnessed the gradual spread of the PakTurk Schools to Pakistan. He related a first-person account of how and […]
January 28, 2022

Addictive Pakistani food, desserts and drinks

Researcher Doğan Yücel wrote about the meals, desserts and drinks he tasted in Pakistan and could not forget until today. Here are the flavours some of […]
January 26, 2022

The massive flood disaster and the first aid from PakTurk

Educationist Taner Koçyiğit wrote about the flash-flood in 2010, one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of Pakistan, and why the destruction had […]

Poetry

May 15, 2021

We had you…

Educator, writer and poet Mehmet Karadayı wrote an emotion-laden poem on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr, describing his longing for Pakistan. Karadayı was compelled to […]
August 5, 2021

The Three Days of Life (Poem)

Jamil Malik, a prominent Pakistani educator who passed away in 2001, is also a poet of national and international repute. We share Malik’s poem ‘The Three […]
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 […]
August 19, 2021

Solitude (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 […]
January 6, 2021

Snowdrop

You were the doe-eyed Mehlika* of our youth Why are you offended at us now, Snowdrop? Once you were distinguished among many Why did you hang […]
November 5, 2021

Quit Murdering Voices (Poem)

Ahmed Faraz, one of Pakistan’s leading poets, was censured and imprisoned for his emancipatory ideas and revolutionary poetry. He also lived in exile for some years. […]
January 5, 2021

q’et

The sky where kites do not flutter the city of recluse whispers women missing from the pavements the picture of absence in presence  Shortness of breath […]
February 6, 2021

Pakistani Poet Altaf Qureshi’s ‘Love for Turkey’*

LOVE FOR TURKEY Turkey’s formed a great bond in my heart and soul The torches of fidelity got kindled in our heart. Friends, I saw such […]
December 1, 2021

Outcast (Poem)

Ahmed Faraz, one of Pakistan’s leading poets, was censured and imprisoned for his emancipatory ideas and revolutionary poetry. He also lived in exile for some years. […]
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 […]
August 13, 2021

Guitar performance by Meryem Köken and the ‘Child’s Prayer’ (Video)

Meryem Köken, a former student of PakTurk, interpreted Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s poem “Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua”, also known as “Bachche Ki Dua (Child’s Prayer)”, with […]
March 22, 2021

A poem that transcends Pakistan’s borders: “A Child’s Prayer” by Muhammad Iqbal

March 22 marks the “World Children’s Poetry Day”. This day is celebrated annually in all United Nations-member countries in line with the decision taken by the […]

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