Turkey opens vocational training school in Syria
A Turkish university has opened a vocational training school in the northwestern Syrian city of Jarabulus.
Turkey says it is continuing its efforts to normalize life in the city after capturing it in Operation Euphrates Shield, which was launched to oust ISIL from the northern Syrian region between August 2016 and March 2017.
The last of a string of efforts in security, health, service and education, Turkey’s Gaziantep University launched a school in Jarabulus, which trains 160 students in different areas, including, first aid, theology and office administration.
Speaking to state-run Anadolu Agency, Abdullatif al-Mohammed, the regional training officer, said the training addresses the needs of the region.
Abdurrahman Muhammed, an office management student, expressed his content for continuing his college education.
“I hope more students will benefit from our school. The graduates will make a major contribution to the region,” he said.
Abdullah Isa, a student in the first aid department, thanked Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for their contribution to Syrians’ education.
“Gaziantep University gave us the opportunity to complete our education we could not complete due to the civil war. We will contribute to the region’s development,” he said.