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Winter from Australia

Winter with Jamaiican/English Dub Extroadinaire - The Mad Professor.
 Untitled Document Tell us about yourself
I am in my early thirties and currently work for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. I was born in Sydney Australia and my parents moved back to Turkey 11 years ago.. I guess largely because they couldn't forget their home/roots.

What made you come to Turkey?
Well I'm not in Turkey quite yet but intent to head over next year and work for a few years. My dream is to work for the BBC, but I thought it might also be exciting and enriching to spend time in Turkey first and of course my parents.

What do you do in your daily life?
At the moment my time is basically spent working, hanging out with friends and spending lots of time with my dog and cat.

Family?
Yes I have brothers and sisters in Sydney and my parents are in Denizli. I am currently happily single.

Can you compare your first days in Turkey with today?
I've spent short spurts of time in Turkey over the years but would really enjoy spending a chunk of time exploring and discovering my roots.

Has living in Turkey influenced your approach to life?
No I can't say it really has, although I am thankful for my Australian passport and the opportunities and lifestyle here.

Turkish language?
Yes I speak limited Turkish at the moment, but the funny thing is after spending a couple of weeks in Turkey, this invisible doorway opens - and all these Turkish words come flying out from the deep recesses of my mind.. Turkish was my first language.

Let's talk about the region you are planning to live in?
Well I am hoping to move to Ankara and land a gig with TRT or BBC World Service.

Have you traveled in Turkey? Tell us your discoveries.
Just the usual touristy type spots, Antalya, Mersin, Bodrum etc etc

What is your preferred characteristic trait of Turks?
The Hospitality

What was the annoying one?
The men, why oh why? They are awfully sleazy in some parts and some instances.

Turkish Cuisine?
Love it in fact I have been working in Darwin (Northern Territory) and believe it or not.. there is NOT one Turkish restaurant.. so my dreams are filled with Pide, Döner, Pilaf, Tarhana Soup.




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 By Leyla Lidia  3.6.2007

Hi Winter, I am an Australian Turk, and now living in Istanbul. I am from melbourne and living and working in Istanbul. I have been here for the past 18 months. Its been fabulous. Like yourself, I am in my early thirties and discovering my roots. Would love to hear from you. [email protected] Cheers! Leyla Lidia

 By marbling  17.1.2007

hi this is Ebru from İstanbul.I need to practice. Maybe we can be chat. [email protected]

 By melodrama  1.12.2006

How do I get in touch with all you guys (email). I too would like to live in Turkey for a couple of yrs but have so many questions. Can some of you get in touch with my email address is [email protected] Many thanks:)

 By PhG  26.10.2004

Hi Winter, Unlike you, we are very motivated and will be very happy to move to Australia. Is over there a Turkish communauty or entity able to give us some useful information? In advance, thank you for your help. Philippe

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