He left his country for his love and settled in Mersin She left her country for love and settled in Mersin
Catalan Nuria Comerma Calatayud, who lives in Barcelona, Spain, fell in love with Turkish youth Şahin Yıldırım in Mersin, where she came to a youth camp a year ago.
While the two young people fell in love despite not knowing each other's languages, Nuria, a 23-year-old English teacher who learned Turkish and speaks 5 languages in one year, listened to the voices of her heart and left Spain for her love and settled in Mersin.
Catalan Nuria Comerma Calatayud came from Spain to Mersin to attend the youth camp organized by the Mezitli Municipality last year. First time coming to Turkey, together with young people from different countries who participated in the remaining 10 days Nuria in Mersin and various activities, while central district Akdeniz Municipality Directorate of Media Affairs met with the responsible 30-year-old Sahin Lightning. The two young people liked each other very much. Nuria, who speaks Catalan, Spanish, English and French fluently, speaks Turkish and Şahin did not know any foreign languages, but young people fell in love with each other in this short time. The longing of young people who could not meet face-to-face for months due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic and communicating by phone every day grew. Nuria could not endure the separation any longer and left her country 3 months ago and settled in Mersin.
"We couldn't speak the same language, but hearts did"
The young people, who are now happily together in Mezitli district, told their stories to the İHA reporter. Saying “The camp changed my life,” English teacher Nuria said, “I love the labor camps. I searched the Internet and chose all countries through Turkey, because I thought it was a beautiful country and I was very worried. Then I found this camp in Mersin and came, but I didn't know anything about Mersin. I met a Turkish man in Mersin. He was working in Mezitli Municipality. This camp was also organized by the Mezitli Municipality. We met at the municipality within the scope of the camp. The camp lasted only 10 days, we didn't know each other well, but we fell in love. We loved each other very much. It might seem very strange to everyone, because we couldn't speak the same language but we felt that way, hearts spoke. Then I returned to Spain and we wanted our relationship to continue. I have never experienced such a situation in my life, but we felt that way. ”
"I learned Turkish for my love"
Nuria, who studied philosophy at the University of Barcelona for 4 years, then gave English lessons to children between the ages of 2 and 5 at a British academy. Turkish learned a year on its own efforts to Love and Nuria who can speak fluently, "I never knew when I came to Turkey, Turkish. I love learning languages. So I learned fast. If you love something, you learn it faster. Of course, I wanted to learn Turkish because of our love. I wanted to talk to him, to agree. Our feelings are so strong