The International Chronicles

28 September 2021 Comments Off on The International Chronicles


Name: Sama Abdullazade

Department: Economics

Country of Origin: Azerbaijan

What do you like best about Turkey?

2000s Turkish pop and “Kurtlar Vadisi.”

Are there any similarities between Turkey and your home country?

The cab drivers are on the same frequency.

What will you miss most about Bilkent/Turkey?

The sofas at Table d’Hote Restaurant.

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

The area outside Express café next to FF Building, because it gets very silent and lonely at night.

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

The desserts are fantastic, especially katmer and sütlü baklava.

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

Splurging money at Azerbaijani weddings.

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

Finding G Building during orientation week.

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

I’ve been to İstanbul, Bodrum, Antalya and Cappadocia. Antalya is probably the best.

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

That two Lamborghinis have crashed on campus.

Describe yourself in three words.

Evsiz, mutsuz, çocuksuz.