One language, one person…

I was a mere 11 year old when I started learning the Turkish language in school, and although I only studied Turkish for three years of middle school, the proficiency I acquired was equivalent to that of a native speaker. By qualifying for the Pakistan Finals of the Turkish Language Olympiads and competing against hundreds of able students for the much coveted title of “Pakistan Birincisi” – First in Pakistan, I showed that I was indeed worthy of calling myself fluent in the language of love, as the speakers so affectionately called it.

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