Turkish-Indonesian couple defy language barrier, distance

Turkish-Indonesian couple defy language barrier, distance

DENİZLİ – Demirören News Agency
Turkish-Indonesian couple defy language barrier, distance

An Indonesian woman and a Turkish man have gotten married in Turkey’s western province of Denizli after chatting online via the Google Translate service for months.

Ahmet Kara, who lives near the touristic natural site Pamukkale, met Indonesian woman Nel Mawati over the internet seven months ago. Kara, who speaks Turkish, and Mawati, who speaks Indonesian, have been using Google Translate to communicate since then, said Kara on June 19, even after their marriage.

“We chatted on social media with the help of the translation application for seven months. Then I decided to travel to Indonesia. It was difficult, but I managed to bring the woman I love to Turkey,” Kara said. He said he traveled to Indonesia to ask for the approval of Mawati’s family.

“She will enroll in a Turkish course. She will learn Turkish in the earliest time,” he added.

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