2023年2月6日，土耳其和叙利亚发生了一场大地震，成千上万的人去世，也有无数人受伤。全世界都在为他们难过。最近，一位土耳其年轻人在地震中去世的消息，让许多中国人都心碎了。这位土耳其年轻人有一个中国名字。他叫唐小强（İdris Talha Kartav）。他去世的时候只有31岁。他是中国人很熟悉的一位土耳其朋友，很多人都叫他“唐大哥”，因为人们觉得他就像大哥一样亲切。今天，我们一起来聊一聊唐小强的一生，也聊一聊他和中国的故事。
Hello everyone. Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese.
On February 6, 2023, a severe earthquake struck Turkey and Syria, killing thousands of people, and injuring countless others. The whole world is sad for them. The recent news that a young Turkish man died in the earthquake broke the hearts of many Chinese people. This young Turkish man has a Chinese name. His name is Tang Xiaoqiang（İdris Talha Kartav）. He was only 31 years old when he died. He is a Turkish friend very familiar to Chinese people. Many people call him "Brother Tang" because people think that he is very kind, just like big brother. Today, let's talk about Tang Xiaoqiang's life and his story in China.
Tang Xiaoqiang was born in Turkey in 1992. He has been very interested in Chinese culture since he was a child, so at the age of 18, he came to Xiamen University in Fujian Province of China alone and became an international student. Tang Xiaoqiang is very brave and likes to help people. When he was still studying at Xiamen University, he saved people 3 times. The first time, he happened to see a car accident. It was in summer and very hot. After calling for help, he took off his shirt to stop the bleeding of the injured driver and talked to the injured while waiting with them for an ambulance. The second time, he saw a man beating his wife in a supermarket. He immediately went to help his wife and almost got into a fight with the man because of it. The third time, he saw a driver in the car on the road. The driver looked distressed and put his hand over his heart. Tang Xiaoqiang believed that the driver must have a heart attack. Therefore, he immediately called for help. Fortunately, because of him, the driver was safe in the end.
In 2016, he was invited to participate in a variety show called "Informal Talks" because he could speak Chinese very well. In this program, there are 11 young people, representing 11 countries, discussing some news, sharing and learning about different cultures. Because he is humorous and sincere, many audiences like Tang Xiaoqiang very much. One of his favorite jokes was that "You foreigners, listen to me." Although he was also a foreigner, he felt that he understood China very well and loved China. He also loved Turkey very much. In the program, he often shared Turkish culture, so that more Chinese people could understand Turkey better. Once, the theme of the show was "the last day of my life", Tang Xiaoqiang shared his thought-
"I would buy the earliest flight to go back to Turkey, and smell the scent of my little daughter. I would look at them and say that I love them very much. Sorry, I have not been able to accompany you for more than ten years."
In 2020, when covid pandemic in China and at its worst, Tang Xiaoqiang became a volunteer. He said, "As a foreigner, living on this land, I am obliged to do my best. I will continue to work hard for my second hometown, Xiamen." He saw China as his second home, and the Chinese also treated him as a friend forever.
When his good friend found out about Tang Xiaoqiang's death, he said, "Thank you all for supporting this great man. Please remember him and his beautiful soul." Farewell, Brother Tang. Thank you for bringing so many beautiful things into this world.
That’s all about today’s podcast. Let's hope the people of Turkey and Syria get through this.