Keyword: Education

New developments regarding Gülen movement

MURAT YETKIN FROM RADIKAL DAILY I was first introduced to the Fethullah Gülen-inspired schools when I visited them as a journalist while following trips abroad by former President Süleyman Demirel. Since then I have been wondering why the Turkish state is reluctant to make use of such a great opportunity. By “state” I do not […]

Dedicated couples teaching Turkish to the world

İBRAHİM ASALIOĞLU Teachers who have moved to various parts of the world with their families to work at Turkish schools there are redefining the limits of self-sacrifice. Having gone to countries they had never before heard of, they are now teaching Turkish to locals. The Serin couple is two of those heroes of education who […]

Second Turkish high school for girls opens in Afghanistan

SULTAN FAIZY, HERAT The second high school for girls built by Turks in Afghanistan recently opened its doors following an official ceremony. The school, built in Herat, is a continuation of benevolent Turks’ efforts to invest in Afghanistan’s future through building schools countrywide. The first such school was opened in Kabul. The opening ceremony was […]

High competition for Fezalar Institution in North Iraq

The competition is high for students who are looking to attend the Fezalar Educational Institution in northern Iraq. 7,250 students have applied for the entrance exam, however, only 650 seats are available for new students. The institution was founded nearly 14 years ago in Turkiye. Since then, it has branched out to five countries, including […]

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 FM Babacan visits Turkish high school in Tajikistan

CEMİL KARTAL, DUSHANBE Foreign Minister Ali Babacan yesterday visited the Hacı Kemal Tajik High School, established by Turkish entrepreneurs in Tajikistan.During the visit, Şelale Education Company Manager Mesut Ata briefed Babacan about Turkish schools operating in the country. He said the Şelale Education Company was established in 1992 and currently runs seven schools, one language […]

PM Barzani and Turkish MPs attend the opening of Ishik University in Erbil

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Iraq (KRG.org) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, several Turkish Members of Parliament, and Turkey’s Consul General to Mosul along with Kurdistan Regional Government and other officials attended the opening of Ishik University, a private Turkish university in Erbil. Prime Minister Barzani said that he considers the university, which is affiliated with […]

A private Turkish university opens in northern Iraq

YUSUF ACAR, ARBIL As relations normalize between Turkey and the Kurdish regional administration in northern Iraq, Turkey has followed in the footsteps of the US, France and Lebanon in establishing a university there. Diplomatic relations between Ankara and Arbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi administration, were almost frozen after the foundation of the regional […]

Turkish School strengthens ties with Turkmenistan

A kindergarten built through the efforts of Turkish entrepreneurs in Turkmenistan was opened by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkmen President Gurbanguli Berdimuhammedov at a ceremony on Saturday. The 320-student kindergarten was constructed by Turkish contractor Sehil. Erdoğan, who was on an official visit to the country, delivered a speech at the ceremony. “We […]

Gülen-inspired schools and SMOs

Muhammed Çetin In an attempt to distract the public from Fethullah Gülen’s acquittal by Turkey’s top court and perturbed by his top ranking in Foreign Policy magazine’s poll, elements of the Turkish media are using a lawyer’s wording in an attempt to engineer a setback for Gülen. In the brief submitted by US Citizenship and […]

Global education turns Turkish teachers into world citizens

İBRAHİM ASALIOĞLU, ANKARA Selfless Turkish teachers never hesitate to go wherever they are needed, and are always quick to win the hearts of people when they arrive, an accomplishment largely due to their determination to acquaint themselves with the culture and language of their new home. The majority of them being polyglots, these teachers themselves […]

Kazakh students win medals at international science fair

HÜSEYİN GÜNGÖR Students from Kazakh-Turkish high schools founded by Turkish entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan won 12 medals in the Second Annual International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering & Environment) Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP 2009) held in Houston on April 15-20. This year, 600 students from 60 countries participated in the competition, where Kazakh high school students were especially […]

Turkish entrepreneurs open second school in Cambodia

KADİR DİKBAŞ The second Turkish school in Cambodia, an additional campus of the Zaman International School, which began its educational activities in 1997, was opened on Thursday in a ceremony attended by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Deputy Chairman Dengir Mir Mehmet Fırat. The new campus will […]

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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