Keyword: Africa

Turkish school honored with state medal in Laos

Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, has honored a Turkish school, the Eastern Star Bilingual School, with its highest state medal for the school’s excellent performance in an international olympiad. The medal was bestowed upon the school by the republic’s president, Choummaly Sayasone, and was presented at a ceremony hosted by the Ministry of […]

‘Every minister I met in Africa asked for more schools’

İSA YAZAR, ABUJA “I meet with my colleagues in every African country I visit. The common wish they all have is for more [Turkish-run] schools to be opened. I care very much about these schools. I visit them every time,” Çağlayan, who is on an official visit to Nigeria, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, said during […]

Turkish schools key to success in Africa

It is very pleasing to hear that, just as in Uganda, a prime minister mentions Turkish schools out of the blue and these schools have strong ties to the highest profile officials, as well as to civil society groups and even members of minority religions in those countries. Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister Bülent […]

Turkish school takes US approach to get foothold in Egypt

“We have a character education program,” said the school principal, Mr. Shimshek. “We focus on responsibility, respect, caring, citizenship and giving back to society.”

Zambia seeks flow of Turkish investments at TUSKON event

ERGIN HAVA/MAHIR ZEYNALOV The southern African country of Zambia is expecting to attract a noticeable amount of Turkish investment following a business forum organized by the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) in İstanbul on Wednesday. Speaking at the opening of the Turkey-Zambia Trade and Investment Forum, Zambian President Rupiah Bwezani Banda invited Turkish […]

Ethiopian schools put Turkey on curriculum

MARY FITZGERALD, Addis Ababa “MERHABA! MERHABA!” – the Turkish greeting echoes through the school corridor as neatly uniformed Ethiopian children welcome a visitor.That morning the children sang the Turkish national anthem along with their own. On the school walls, vocabulary charts to help pupils improve their command of Turkish hang alongside framed verses of Rumi’s […]

Establishing a Culture of Coexistence and Mutual Understanding Conference convenes in Nigeria

A two day conference titled “Establishing a Culture of Coexistence and Mutual Understanding: Exploring Fethullah Gülen’s Thought and Action” got underway in Nigeria’s capital on Friday. Scholars from thirteen different countries have gathered for the conference at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. The event has been organized by Abuja-based Ufuk Dialogue Foundation and The […]

Establishing a Culture of Coexistence and Mutual Understanding Conference Kicks off in Nigeria

A two day conference titled “Establishing a Culture of Coexistence and Mutual Understanding: Exploring Fethullah Gülen’s Thought and Action” got underway in Nigeria’s capital on Friday. Scholars from thirteen different countries have gathered for the conference at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. The event has been organized by Abuja-based Ufuk Dialogue Foundation and The […]

Great interest shown in Turkish school in Egypt

CUMALİ ÖNAL , CAİRO The Salahaldin International School (SIS) in Egypt, one of many schools sponsored by Turkish entrepreneurs throughout the world, has kicked off the new school year with 600 students, which is an astonishing success for the newly opened school. Speaking to Today’s Zaman, the director of SIS, Şevket Şimşek, underlined that the […]

President Gül inaugurates Turkish school in Kenya

ÜNAL AYDIN President Abdullah Gül attended the inauguration of a Turkish school in Nairobi on Saturday, where he traveled last week to improve political and economic relations between Turkey and Africa. The inauguration of Işık Lisesi (Light High School), which accepted its first students last year, was attended by President Gül, his wife, Hayrünnisa, and […]

Turkish, Arab intellectuals meet around Hira in Cairo

CUMALİ ÖNAL , CARIO Turkey’s first and only Arabic magazine, Hira, whose name refers to the cave where the Prophet Muhammad first received revelations from God, has brought together prominent figures from Egypt and the Arab world. Many academics, journalists, opinion leaders, writers, high-level officials, religious leaders and scientists attended a meeting organized by Hira […]

Foreign Minister Babacan visits Turkish school in Dakar

Foreign Minister Ali Babacan paid a visit yesterday to the Turkish school Yavuz Selim in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, on the sidelines of a foreign ministerial-level meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Speaking to the Anatolia news agency, Babacan said Turkey must have a presence in all African countries. “Some people […]

Graduation ceremony of Turkish School in Kenya

(Ebru News/AP) While Turkish schools around the world are praised by many, 10th year graduates are enjoying their diplomas in Africa where Turkiye has launched a new diplomacy inniative. Isik College located in the capital of Kenya that started educating in 1998 and achieved the most important accomplishments in the country. At 2007 Kenya university […]

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