#106 Farewell, our beloved Turkish friend 永别了,唐大哥

大家好。欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese。

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。

唐小强1992年在土耳其出生。他从小就对中国文化很感兴趣,所以,18岁的时候,他一个人来到中国福建省的厦门大学,成为了一名留学生。唐小强非常勇敢,也喜欢帮助人。他还在厦门大学学习的时候,救了三次人。第一次,他刚好看到了一场车祸。那时候是夏天,天气非常热。打完电话求救以后,他脱下自己衬衣为受伤的司机止血,还一边和受伤的人说话,一边和他们一起等救护车。第二次,他在一个超市里看到一个男人在打他的妻子。他马上去帮助他的妻子,还因为这样差点和男人打架。第三次,他在马路上看到一个司机在车里。司机看起来很难受,用手捂着心脏。唐小强认为,司机应该是有心脏病。于是,他马上打电话求救。好在,因为他,司机最后很安全。

2016年,因为中文说得很好,他被邀请参加了一个综艺节目,叫《非正式会谈》。在这个节目里,有11个年轻人,代表11个国家,讨论一些新闻,分享和学习不同的文化。因为他又幽默又真诚,很多观众都很喜欢唐小强。他最喜欢说的一句玩笑就是:“你们这些老外听我说”,虽然他也是老外,但是他觉得自己非常了解中国,爱中国。他也很爱土耳其,在节目中,他也常常分享土耳其的文化,让更多中国人了解土耳其。有一次,节目的主题是“生命中最后一天”,唐小强是这样说的:

“我会买到最早的航班,飞回土耳其,低头闻一闻小女儿身上的味道。我会一直一直看着我的家人说,我很爱他们。不好意思,十多年一直没办法陪你们。”

2020年,在中国的新冠疫情最严重的时候,唐小强成为了志愿者。他说:“作为一名外国人,生活在这片土地上,我有义务尽微薄之力。为了我的第二个家乡厦门继续努力。”他把中国当作第二个家,中国人也把他当作永远的朋友。

他的好朋友知道唐小强去世的时候,这样说:“感谢各位支持这个大好人,请你们记住他,记住他美丽的灵魂。”永别了,唐大哥。谢谢你为这个世界带来这么多美好的东西。

好了,今天的MaoMi Chinese就先到这里。让我们希望土耳其和叙利亚的人们可以度过难关。

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.

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