World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Minister of National Education Omer Dincer said, "If Bosnians and Albanians who are living in Turkey choose 'Living Languages and Dialects' lecture, then we can teach them those languages."
Speaking to AA, Dincer stressed that if students of Bosnian and Albanian descent demand to study "Living Languages and Dialects", then they will starting learning Bosnian and Albanian languages. "There are no restrictions on our way, more we have substructure," added Dincer.
Dincer also informed AA about the education process of Syrian children who came to Turkey after running away from the violence in their country and said, "Their education style is not designed as if they would get a diploma. They are receiving the education of a 'guest student'. When they get back to their countries, we do not want them to have any coherency problems."
He mentioned the education workshops towards Syrians and said, "We set up prefabricated lecture halls for Syrian children in the camps. We are doing our utmost to include them into education. They are being followed by Arabic speaking teachers. We did not try to teach them Turkish, we see them as guest students and when the situation in Syria gets better, we expect that they will get back to their country."
Akyurek was charged with negligence on the job at the time of the Turkish-Armenian journalist's murder.
Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci appeared to dismiss any suggestion that he might resign, saying that public duty should be performed for the full period in which it is assigned
The new 6.5 km undersea tunnel will reduce travel time between the two sides of Istanbul via metro and highway lines to 14 minutes.
Turkey has chosen a Chinese company as the preferred bidder for the $3.4 billion project but is also pressing ahead with talks with U.S. and European firms as questions remain about the Chinese proposal
Police detained a man, believed to be mentally unstable, for questioning
Friday's dailies mostly cover the Taliban bomb attack on a Turkish convoy in Afghanistan and Turkish football team Besiktas which dramatically beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties in the UEFA Europa League.
UN high commissioner for refugees says 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in neighboring countries.
Turkish defense contractor Aselsan and French defense contractor Thales on Thursday agreed to install Thales-made Lightweight Multi-role Missiles on Turkish Aselsan's launch-pad
Babacan met PM late on Wednesday, triggering speculation but officials dismiss talk of resignation
A mosque was torched Wednesday near the southern city of Bethlehem.
Premier Davutoglu says such attacks will never discourage Turkey from contributing to maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Thursday’s dailies focus on Turkish president Erdogan’s remarks on latest interest rate cut, aftermath of military aircraft crash in eastern Turkey and further details on 'Shah Firat' operation in Turkey's Syrian exclave.
Turkish President questions whether central bank was under external influence in a speech given in Ankara today.
Turkish parliament’s general assembly accepts first 20 articles of 132-article domestic security package.
Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek tells Canadian Turks that community groups should become more united.