The International Chronicles

01 May 2018 Comments Off on The International Chronicles


Name: Muhammad Zeeshan

Department: Mathematics/IV

Country of Origin: Pakistan

What do you like best about Turkey?

There are a great variety of opportunities open for anyone who visits Turkey, which cater to individual interests at any time of the year. That also makes it seem as though every place I visit is a whole new world with various unique features to offer.

Are there any similarities between Turkey and your home country?

To start off, you can find a car going on the “wrong” side of the road in both countries. The language has some similar vocabulary; otherwise, Turkey is very different from Pakistan.

What will you miss most about Bilkent/Turkey?

My independent life; can’t have that back home.

What’s your favorite place on campus, and why?

The lawn outside Dorm 76. The view from there amazed me on the first day. I’ve spent so much time there and have so many memories that I’ve developed a connection with the place.

What’s your favorite Turkish food and/or favorite part of Turkish culture?


Where do you expect to see yourself 10 years from now?

I see myself in many different situations. I just hope wherever I end up, I’m happy.

What’s the hardest challenge you’ve handled in Turkey?

Ironing my clothes.

What places have you visited in Turkey, and which one is your favorite?

Amasra, Safranbolu, Dikili, Fethiye, Bolu, Konya, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Çeşme, İzmir, Side, İstanbul, Bursa, Mersin, Eskişehir, Erciyes and (of course) Ankara. I can’t pick a favorite; they all have their own charm.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can make my eyebrows dance.

What’s an interesting question or comment you hear frequently about Bilkent/Turkey?

“Turkey is a Muslim country… right?”

Describe yourself in three words.

Adaptable, adventurous and reserved.

If you could master any skill, which one would you choose, and why?

Stock trading, because it’s easy money.