Turkey in Africa – Issue 13


Turkey Hub for Foreign Students to Pursue Education

Turkey has become a favorite destination for foreign students, thanks to its cultural, religious and economic strength, besides geographical location.

Currently more than 148,000 foreign students are studying in the country, according to the
Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB).

As many as 25,000 of them are studying on scholarships.

Over past 10 years, there has been 75% increase in the number of foreign students coming to Turkey as a result of growing number of outstanding higher education facilities.

Most of those students preferring to study in Turkish institutions come from Asia, Africa and the Balkans.

Talking to Anadolu Agency, a postgraduate student from Albania, Fredinand Hasmuca, said he chose Turkey to pursue education for the country’s rich past and heritage. “Turkey is a world center where civilizations meet. The country is rich and it is the meeting place of cultures of Islam, Ottomans and the Mesopotamia,” he said.


Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.


Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.

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