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Speak no Turkish, hear no Turkish in Istanbul café as teacher seeks to improve English language skills

January 31, 2010
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Speak no Turkish, hear no Turkish in Istanbul café as teacher seeks to improve English language skills

The top floor of Konak Café’s three-storey building in Istanbul’s historic Süleymaniye neighbourhood is crowded with students, idlers and opportunity-seekers. Everything is Turkish about the place in, except the language used to communicate. Speaking Turkish is “totally forbidden” at the café run by a young English teacher who wanted to give Turks a chance...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
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  • University of Bahrain
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  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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