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  • 26 References 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning German, Italian
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Life-long Student / Academic (Assistant Professor)
  • Got my second Master's from Baruch College in New York, f...
  • From Izmir, İzmir, Turkey
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About Me


Be optimistic as much as you can and enjoy your life!


A life-long student... A treehugger (I literally like to hug trees)... An agnostic in a religion-dominated country... And a wannabe in different departments of life...

I am working as an Assistant Professor in a public university. My major is Marketing but planning to switch to Sociology after completing my second PhD. I plan to specialize in sociology of religion, consumption and gender.

Like-list: Tennis (both court and table) and volleyball, cartoons, walking in forests and gardens, flowers, fresh bed sheets, tasty and healthy food, red wine or vodka, all types of cheese and chocolate, fireplace in winter, chit-chat with friends at summer nights, cats, sustainable living practices, modern-style buildings, mosaics, glass-granite-metal use at home, big LED TVs, all types of books, folk music, language courses, cooking, desserts, quiz shows and a few more...

I am obsessed with a few American TV shows such as Iron Chef, Project Runway and RuPaul's Drag Race.


Continuous learning is a must for everybody.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'd like to meet people from all around the world and make new friends by CS. Just drop me a line. I'm gonna try my best for sure.


Superb. Stayed in few unorganized places but the people rocked.

My top 3 cities so far:

1) Izmir (My hometown comes always first with its easygoing people, diverse culture, mild climate and beautiful coast)
2) Vienna (A very well-organized city with a good balance of history, modernity and romance)
3) Budapest (The Hungarians are the Italians of the East/Central Europe, a beautiful city with many sight-seeings and thermal pools)


Cooking and tennis are my beloved and I like traveling and taking photographs. However, I am no party material, not a huge fan of clubbing. I like to socialize at my own pace. I am fond of beautiful gardens and natural landscape.

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  • cats
  • books
  • dining
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • red wine
  • indian food
  • cheese
  • desserts
  • walking
  • partying
  • clubbing
  • flowers
  • cartoons
  • tv
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • folk music
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • animation
  • teaching
  • religion
  • sociology
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

My top 3 movies - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kill Bill and Never Been Kissed.
Music - Pop, New Age and Folk
Authors - I like to read books from many authors, but the ones by whom I was wowed in the past are Elif Safak, Jared Diamond, Khaled Hosseini, Maeve Binchy, Paulo Coelho and Murathan Mungan. Both fiction and non-fiction work for me although I try to read scientific and non-fiction material more frequently.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watched sunset in Vienna
Eaten the most delicious croissant, baguette and cheese in Paris
Seen Gaudi's work in Barcelona
Tried delicious Indian food and cheesecake in Tokyo
Visited creative local shops in Toronto

I think these were all amazing. Do I need to do something extreme or rare? I don't think so.

Teach, Learn, Share

Sweethearts who do something good for the others and our planet impress me to a great extent. Moreover, people with different hobbies and some edge could teach us a lot by opening new doors in our ordinary lives.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My custom is to bring a special gift or food item for my host and/or I take my host to a dinner, the bill on me. Other than these, I share my dirty secrets from time to time :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Turkey, United States

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