The International Chronicles

03 December 2018 Comments Off on The International Chronicles


Name: Ahmed Ali

Department: Economics/III

Country of Origin: Pakistan

What do you like best about Turkey?

Its culture, which is an interesting blend of East and West.

Are there any similarities between Turkey and your home country?

Turkish and Urdu have a lot in common.

What will you miss most about Bilkent/Turkey?

The places I explored in my free time, on and off campus.

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

The John Clarkson Reading Center; I like the vibe over there.

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

The variety of kind expressions; my favorites are “afiyet olsun” and “kolay gelsin.”

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

Working for an international organization as an economist.

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

Learning to iron my clothes properly.

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

İstanbul, Bursa, Konya and Kayseri. My favorite is İstanbul.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I’m good at geography trivia.

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

“A lot of Pakistanis come to Bilkent; I wonder why.”

Describe yourself in three words.

Helpful, perfectionist, eccentric.

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

Invisibility; I could see the whole world undetected.