Speaking to the A.A, Ankara University's president Prof. Dr. Nusret Aras indicated that preparations are underway to establish a Turcology Department at the Havana University upon an initiative of the Cuban university.
"Cubans show great interest in learning Turkish language. The number of individuals speaking Turkish in the world is increasing rapidly. The Cubans want to learn Turkish in order to develop commercial and political relations (with Turkey)," Aras stressed.
The official date for the inauguration of the Turcology Department at Havana University has not been determined yet.
Ankara University provides assistance to Turcology departments in around 20 universities worldwide including those in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Şubat 2008, 15:15