250,000 more spaces to open at Turkey’s state-run student dorms
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyNew student dormitories will be opened across Turkey, adding 250,000 new bed spaces to overall capacity, the Higher Education Loans and Dormitories Institution (KYK) announced on May 4.
KYK President Sinan Aksu said total bed capacity in state student dormitories would be over 475,000 with the opening of new facilities across Turkey’s 81 provinces and in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC).
The capacity of new dorms set to be opened by this September, the start of the new academic year, will be around 100,000, while dorms will also be opened throughout the year.
Aksu praised Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç, who he said put in great efforts for the increase. He also said the new dorms would “meet all needs of students as they are full of social and sports facilities and recreational areas.”
In terms of design, the KYK head said the new facilities would “reflect the architectural characteristics of the cities where they are located.” As a result, those in the Black Sea province of Rize will reflect Rize architecture while those in the nearby Black Sea province of Karabük will reflect the design characteristics of historic Safranbolu houses.