The International Chronicles

06 April 2021 Comments Off on The International Chronicles


Name: Mohammed Abed

Department: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Country of Origin: Palestine

What do you like best about Turkey?

I like the diversity; I’ve gotten to see many different aspects of Turkey such as the secularist, the religious, the nationalistic. Also, the natural landscape in Turkey is really mesmerizing; I’ve gotten to see some spots here that have blown my mind.

Are there any similarities between Turkey and your home country?

There are many, actually; the culture and traditions in Turkey are pretty similar to those in my country.

What will you miss most about Bilkent/Turkey?

I believe I’ll miss the friends I made here the most.

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

I like the Spring Fest area, because I have really nice memories from there, and I always find it a nice place to chill with friends, enjoy the sun and listen to music.

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

I like mercimek çorbası; actually, we have it in my country too, but some places in Turkey have really distinctive and amazing soups.

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

Ten years from now I can see myself either managing my own company or freelancing and traveling around the world to find new stimuli all the time.

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

I don’t think I’ve been through any really intense situations in Turkey up to now, but let’s say that managing to have fun and maintain my academic standing at the same time is really hard.

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

I’ve visited İstanbul, Mersin, Fethiye and Antakya. I think Fethiye is my favorite up to now, because I really enjoyed camping there, and the atmosphere was really special to me.

Describe yourself in three words.

Kind, smart and impulsive.