ONE LIFE, TWO CULTURES
Upon moving to Germany to live with his father when he was only 11 years old, Erdogan sees new perspectives open up before him: After completing his prior education, he succeeds in graduating from the university. He becomes an independent individual, having assumed the responsibility of his own life now.
His pockets are filled with a fortunate life adorned with new chances and opportunities in Munich on the one hand and his memories of a childhood spent in Kayseri, marked by a feeling of freedom and joy of life; the wealth stemming from the strength owed to his mother’s love and affection, on the other.
Erdogan had conceived at a young age that a life spent between two cultures is a gift that enriches one’s life rather than an insurmountable fate one has to surrender to. In his youth, he had accompanied foreign workers in their doctor’s appointments as an interpreter to help them communicate themselves more clearly and organized trips to Turkey for his fellow university students in an effort to introduce his home country to them.