BY NAUSHERWAN AZIZ (MAN/II)
Name: Mujtaba Mahmood Nara
Country of Origin: Pakistan
What do you like best about Turkey?
The natural beauty of the country and its numerous picturesque cities.
Are there any similarities between your country’s culture and Turkey’s?
The culture is pretty much the same; there’s a similar diversity and variance between different aspects of the culture.
What will you miss most about Turkey/Bilkent?
Dormitory life: being able to live in such close proximity to my friends and all the facilities.
What‘s your favorite place on campus, and why?
The Dorm 76 hill, hands down!
What’s your favorite Turkish food/ favorite part of Turkish culture?
İskender is just great! As for culture, as I mentioned, Turkish culture is similar to our culture in Pakistan, so it was pretty easy to adjust to it.
Where do you expect to see yourself 10 years from now?
Hopefully I’ll be managing my own business back in Pakistan.
What’s the hardest challenge you’ve overcome in Turkey?
For me, just like for most of the international students on campus, getting over the “Turkçe bilmiyorum” stage has been the hardest.
What cities have you visited in Turkey? Which one do you like the best?
Marmaris, İzmir, Fethiye, İstanbul, Antalya, and the list goes on – it’s hard to remember, since I’ve managed to see a lot of the country over the past four years.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’d like them to stay hidden.
What’s a question you’re asked frequently, or the most interesting comment you’ve heard at Bilkent/ in Turkey?
The most common one, which has been asked especially by almost all of the Turkish people I’ve met, is “Why did you choose to come here?”
Describe yourself in 3 words
Amazing, target-oriented and light-hearted.
If you could master any skill, which one would you choose and why?
I’m not sure, a sense of humor maybe?