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I didnt wanted to write that under "Fan exchange", so where should I put it, if not here :confused: ;)

It has nothing to do with turkish footballers abroad. It is about US.
I see here a lot of turkish member who are living in "foreign" countries. I just want you to answer to following questions:

a) where do you live?
b) since when do you live there?
c) what are the reasons you are living there (job, family,..)
d) do you want to return to Turkey, if yes, when?
e) what do you miss about Turkey?
f) do you have any problems in the "foreign" country? Do you feel
like a foreigner?

I want to have short answers. No biographies or novels ;)


My answers:

a) Germany
b) since my birth
c) I work here
d) I wanted to return. But now the wish is not strong anymore :depress: I wanted to live and work in Istanbul...
e) sunny weather, the relaxed atmosphere, the smell (if you get out of the plane, you can smell the difference), the fun I have there, the most beautiful and interesting city of the world: ISTANBUL
f) Dont have any problems, thank God. Its a great country here. I dont feel like a foreigner, but sometimes you have to explain a German a lot of things about your culture and religion. That makes me feel "foreign"...


I could write more, but.... :rolleyes:

its your turn! ;)


PS. Also non-Turks living abroad can answer!!! :cool:
 

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What are you doing Esperar! want me to ban you!! (you said do what you want):D :D What was that phrase? Power corrupts? :D

a) London
b) Born in London
c) Never considered anything else (yet!)
d) If my partner does, then possibly, depending on my career aspirations (if not, possibly outside London, the house prices are crazy!). Brighton's nice, also known as the UK gay capital (please note, the partner I mention is female! :D)
e) Used to miss it more when there were fewer tv channels and more socialising (i.e. balcony socialising). Cheap cigarettes :eek:, the sea, respectful children.
f) The names always a problem, it would be easier to just say it, rather than have to spell it constantly (I'm hoping Hakan Unsal is a hit here! :D), As we sometimes know, growing up in another culture (outside home) and living a Turkish culture at home can even make you feel foreign in your own house :(

Not too much of a novel I hope :)
 

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I just want you to answer to following questions:
And I thought I was the big brother:D

Thanks for bringing up these questions:)

I believe we partly did this before, but not as detailed as this one:)

a) where do you live?
Houston, TX

b) since when do you live there?
Since 99

c) what are the reasons you are living there (job, family,..)
I am a student here:eek:

d) do you want to return to Turkey, if yes, when?
I want to. It's been more than two years I haven't been to Turkey. I guess I'll be turning Turkey permanently:cool:

e) what do you miss about Turkey?
My family to begin with, and I guess the most important thing that I miss is the feeling of being where you belong;)

f) do you have any problems in the "foreign" country? Do you feel
like a foreigner?
That's a tough question. Since I wasn't born and raised here. I probably do not have the conflict you guys may have;)

I am a foreigner, I feel like one. However, I believe that here in US, the concept of being foreigner is different than it is in Europe.

To begin with prejudice is not as big as it is in Europe. People accept who you are and you don't feel uncomfortable adapting to culture:cool:

I don't know if that answers the question:)
 

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Esperar said:
f) Dont have any problems, thank God. Its a great country here.
:proud: Yeah, tell this to guys like Ümit Karan :) :D

duh, must be my first one liner for quite some time :undecide: ;)
 

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a) where do you live?

Boston, USA
b) since when do you live there?

3 years
c) what are the reasons you are living there (job, family,..)

I am a student as well.
d) do you want to return to Turkey, if yes, when?
Next year, when I finish college.

e) what do you miss about Turkey?

bosphorus, raki/fish:D

not much else
f) do you have any problems in the "foreign" country? Do you feel
like a foreigner?

I Never did the concept of being a foreginer is rather different in USA since many are foreginers and there r as well thousasnds of international students. I almost never hang out with Americans. I started to feel little different when I go back to Turkey now because I have been away from home 7 years nearly, going back in summers and christmas...(europe for couple years)
 

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Esperar said:
I didnt wanted to write that under "Fan exchange", so where should I put it, if not here :confused: ;)

It has nothing to do with turkish footballers abroad. It is about US.
I see here a lot of turkish member who are living in "foreign" countries. I just want you to answer to following questions:

a) where do you live?
b) since when do you live there?
c) what are the reasons you are living there (job, family,..)
d) do you want to return to Turkey, if yes, when?
e) what do you miss about Turkey?
f) do you have any problems in the "foreign" country? Do you feel
like a foreigner?

a) Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, in the deep south, 3 hours away from Aragon
b) my entire life, except for 8 months which I spent in Ankara as a toddler
c) My parents have been here for 22 years
d) No, I will live in the US the rest of my life, pretty sure about that;)
e) Well I miss seing my grandmother and some other relatives, but I have never really seen them that much at any point of my life because they have always lived so far away:( And I also miss eating such great Turkish food:D
f) Never. I think we have really assimilated into American culture n many ways, and there is not much xenophobia here, thankfully:)
 

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Nice thread :)

a) where do you live?
Sydney, Australia...

b) since when do you live there?
Since I remember :eek:

c) what are the reasons you are living there (job, family,..)
Family...:)

d) do you want to return to Turkey, if yes, when?
Yes, but it won't really be a return since I've only been there on holidays...
When? Well, when I finish school I'll probably go over for a holiday + trial for a few teams there :)

e) what do you miss about Turkey?
Family...Other than that, nothing...
We have a town here called Auburn..Its basically little Turkiye :tongue:

f) do you have any problems in the "foreign" country? Do you feel
like a foreigner?
Yes...I hate nearly all pure Australians :mad:
 

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a) where do you live?
Stockholm, Sweden

b) since when do you live there?
Since 1978

c) what are the reasons you are living there (job, family,..)
My parents came here for Business - and the years went by and we thought that this place was good and we settle us down Now I am student - soon I will become a teacher in History and Society.

d) do you want to return to Turkey, if yes, when?
For Holidays yes, permantly No - because the peoples mentality is to diffirent and of course the economical situation.


e) what do you miss about Turkey?
The nature - there isn´t a place on this world that has that nature - and of course relatives and friends.

f) do you have any problems in the "foreign" country? Do you feel like a foreigner?
When I was younger Yes - lots of fights but on later years I havent got into trouble for my haircolour.
 

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a) Boston, USA.


b) I went to high school in Maine:rolleyes: for two years and I have been in boston for three years now.


c) I am a student here eventhough I dont feel like one thanx to my school's wonderful co-op program:D


d) I guess eventually that will happen. I wanna go back and join the Turkish SAS and if I dont get killed I might come back to work in USA:D


e) I miss family first of all, after that food and the country itself.


f) I think I have been Americanized a lot and I feel weird when I go home for breaks. I am trying to change that but it is not gonna happen I guess:rolleyes:

Thats all folks gotta get back to work:depress:
 

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Tolga, you are on going to try out for some soccer teams? :eekani:

I have a cousin who played a little bit in the second division, but he retired at 22:D
 

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Tolga, you are on going to try out for some soccer teams?
If I remember correctly Trabzon got a player from Australia, Seyit Cem or something like that;)

Turkish players coming from abroad have a better chance of making out to the big teams:cool:

Anyway, back to topic, it's nice to learn all about you guys:tongue:

Who's next?:D
 

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a) where do you live?
USA, Maryland

b) since when do you live there?
since 92
c) what are the reasons you are living there (job, family,..)
education

d) do you want to return to Turkey, if yes, when?
Yes, but don't know who soon

e) what do you miss about Turkey?
Turkey, miss my country.

f) do you have any problems in the "foreign" country? Do you feel
like a foreigner?
No, if I had they would get dealt with.
 

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Yes, I want to trial for some teams :)
The youth development here is great, but when the players hit 20, the rest from there on is crap :eek:
I even think that the best of the 20yr old teams could beat quite a few of the National Division 1 teams :eek:
 

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interesting replies... I ve studied each reply for 30 minutes :D

its great to know you all better...
makes my choice easier ! :D


HakanK / Aragon dont ban me, ok?! :rolleyes: I am :angel:




We all still know, where we come from! That makes me happy!

:)
 

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a) where do you live?
New Jersey across the George Washington Bridge.

b) since when do you live there?
4 years.

c) what are the reasons you are living there (job, family,..)
Education.

d) do you want to return to Turkey, if yes, when?
YES! During the summer.

e) what do you miss about Turkey?
Everything.

f) do you have any problems in the "foreign" country? Do you feel
like a foreigner?
NO!
 

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a) where do you live?
Philly/USA
b) since when do you live there?
94
c) what are the reasons you are living there (job, family,..)
Education then work
d) do you want to return to Turkey, if yes, when?
Yes/Depends/No/Don't know
e) what do you miss about Turkey?
Turkiye itself/Karsiyaka-Goztepe games/
f) do you have any problems in the "foreign" country? Do you feel
like a foreigner?
No
 

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OTUZBESBUCUK<--------- Do you know who JR(Jeremy Roenick) is?
Hell ye!
He is the only player in the NHL to lead his team in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes...:D :D :D :D
And to me, Philly is so lucky to have this great guy around the squad. With Jeremy, Rick Tocchet, LeClair, Recchi, Desjardins,Primearu,Oates they are so experienced team and Flyers have young players like Cagne,McGillis,Justin Williams,Boucher.
Damn!! I did not relaize how great team it is until I wrote the names down!! But they suck so bad nowadays, something is wrong with them but they could not figure it out. Play-off is so close and they are going south!!! We were suppose to dominate EAST but something is going on!!!
It is the best of best time of the year for me!
Turkish league is hot like hell, NBA finals is almost here and Sixers are in, NHL playoffs is 4 games away and we are in, Baseball just kicked in and Phillies does not seem that bad!! What else I can ask. Ooooooh, my die heart team Karsiyaka is leading their group by 14 points!!! (It is a shame for them to be there but hey! no money, no 1. league!!!) Shoot....Sorry guys, I wrote a lot:D :D :D :D :D
 

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OTUZBESBUCUK, when I was in New York I met JR, but that was under his days with phoenix. This player has some much passion for the sport and gives everything every night, I admire him for his determination - just like the guy on the picture to the left.

Have you ever been to first union center? Philly´s home court I think - and how about that Iverson he´s gotta be big in Philly?
An last I would ask you about my countryman Hedo Turkoglu who plays for Kings - how is he doing, are people mentioning his name or what??
 
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