Education minister Celik set to promote Turkish studies depts in Iranian universities
Education Minister Huseyin Celik yesterday left for an official visit to Iran at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart. Before leaving, Celik told reporters that thanks to his ministry's efforts, Tehran had agreed to allow an Iranian university to open a Turkish studies department. Saying how over a half-dozen Turkish universities currently have Persian language and literature departments, Celik said that he would speak with Iranian officials about the universities of Tehran and Tabriz opening Turkish studies departments. Celik also said Iranian students were very welcome to seek an education in Turkey.