Turkey has been increasingly attracting foreign students
Turkey has been increasingly attracting foreign students and religious officials from across the world who come for an education in Islamic theology.
Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate official on overseas education
, Ahmet Dilek, told the Anatolia news agency that foreign students began coming to Turkey in the 1990s to study theology. While explaining that the first groups came from the Balkans and the Turkic-speaking republics 20 years ago, Dilek said Turkey is attracting students from around the world at the moment.
Stressing that there is a demand from overseas for Turkish authorities to open courses in Turkey for religious officials from other countries, Dilek said Turkey should respond to such demands. “Turkey is trying to do its part. I believe the Religious Affairs Directorate fills an important gap in this regard,” he said, adding that the directorate supports and gets involved in activities to deliver education.
From Today’s Zaman .