Turkey to establish first Kurdish-language university

The Mesopotamia Foundation will establish Turkey’s first Kurdish-language university in Diyarbakir.

Turkey to establish first Kurdish-language university

The formation of the Mesopotamia Foundation, which will establish Turkey’s first Kurdish-language university, was approved.

Founders of the university include Kurdish artist Sivan Perwer, human rights activists, academics and businessmen.

The university to be founded in Diyarbakir, a Kurdish populated province in eastern Turkey, will also provide education in the English, Armenian and Assyrian languages in the future.

Head of Board of Trustees of Mesopotamia Foundation Selim Olcer said, most probably the university will be named as “Amed”- name given to Diyarbakir in Kurdish, and added, “We aim contributing in Kurdish language and give education in mother tongue.”

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