Kurdish diplomas to be valid in Turkey
Hürriyet photoTurkey's Higher Education Board (YÖK) is working on a project to provide equivalency certificates to the graduates of universities in northern Iraq, daily Radikal has reported.
If YÖK ultimately chooses to grant the equivalency, the diplomas of those universities' graduates will be valid in Turkey.
Authorities in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) first requested the recognition in 2011.
Many universities, including Turkish universities, have campuses in the region that have been providing education since 2003.
Turkish authorities have heretofore hesitated in granting equivalency to the universities due to the presence of the word “Kurdistan” in their diplomas.