I have learned Turkish from TV series

I have learned Turkish from TV series

Despite the fact that I got biology education, I have worked as a photographer my whole life. I was born and raised at La Plata City, which is 50 km away from Bueos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. After we my husband and I had lived in Buenos Aires for years, we took a radical decision, and moved to Patagonia, a near-Antartic zone in Southern Argentina. We have been living in El Carafate City since 2008. I am working as a photographer at glacier tours in this touristic area of Argentina. It was my dream job to take photos and meet with people from all around the world, and I love my job very much.

Maybe you will be surprised, but I can speak Turkish quite well, as you wouldn't even be able to guess. In addition to that, I didn't learn it neither at school, private courses, nor from a Turk. I have been a fan of  Turkish TV series for years. Turkish TV series are very popular here, and they are a kind of addiction for me. “Ezel”, “Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne”, “Aşk-ı Memnu”, "Öyle Bir Zaman Geçer ki", "Küçük Gelin”, and “Sıla” I watched all of them enjoyably. Nowadays, a new one called “Anne” is on the air, and believe it or not, I am watching it breathlessly. Due to the fact that the Turkish TV series are broadcasted with subtitles -without dubbing- I learned Turkish while watching them by listening.

“Your TV series are very long, two hours, I love it.” (She says that with a very sweet accent in Turkish.)

As you see, the TV series also have a big influence, as much as football, on Argentineans.

Silvina Ugo, Photographer
El Carafate City, Argentina, 10 May 2018

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She is graduated from TED Ankara College and Hacettepe University English Language and Literature department. After she got her master's degree in English Culture Studies at Hacettepe University, she completed the certificate program of Business Management and Marketing at Harvard University Extension School.

She worked at different media cooperations like TRT, Turkish Daily News, CNN Türk, Doğan Burda Rizolli for 11 years and also she established and managed her own business for 8 years.

In 2010 with a radical decision she ended her professional career and by taking Basic Photography Education at Fototrek, she stepped into world of photography as she always wanted for years. The Photographer who is a member of İFSAK since 2013, took part at various domestic photography project groups, group exhibitions and 19th International Nancy Photo Biennial. She is also a member of a photography group called “7 Kadın İstanbul”.

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