Taxi driver Hamdi: Kurds love me very much

Hamdi is a young man from Batman and he works as a taxi driver in Istanbul. He’s known for introducing Kurdish music to his foreign customers. Many people ask him why he doesn’t model because he’s so handsome. Hamdi answered Botan Times’ questions. I took 7 months to learn English We have moved our house […]

Taxi driver Hamdi: Kurds love me very much
Taxi driver Hamdi: Kurds love me very much
  • Yayınlanma25 September 2023 07:10

Hamdi is a young man from Batman and he works as a taxi driver in Istanbul. He’s known for introducing Kurdish music to his foreign customers. Many people ask him why he doesn’t model because he’s so handsome.

Hamdi answered Botan Times’ questions.

I took 7 months to learn English

We have moved our house to Istanbul for 11 years. I worked in construction for 7 years. After we started working in construction, my brother started driving taxis. I also started following him. Now, I work as a driver on the streets of Istanbul at night.

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Many foreign customers came and I wanted to talk to them. 7 months ago I started to ask questions from customers and learn English from them.

I have learned to a certain extent. After that I said to take videos. The videos went viral. Many people watched.

Our Kurmans are forced to eat

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I enjoy our kurmanci. Sometimes they throw themselves in front of my taxi. Someone stops in front of my car with a taxi or motorbike. They block the road and forcefully take me to the restaurant. They force me to eat even when I am full. You know they want to show their love. I am happy about that. What makes me happier is that knowledgeable and understanding people, doctors, academics, engineers write to me and congratulate me.

Many Turkish people attack me because I play Kurdish music in my videos and teach Kurdish to my customers. Sending threatening messages. But even if I turn on Turkish music, they still attack.

Come be a model!

Some people and some companies offer me to model. But I’m not ready for that. I want to do something I know. Of course, I don’t want to work as a driver in Istanbul forever. I want to go to America, learn English well there. Then I want to work for Uber.

This news was translated by Yonca Sarsılmaz