Prime Minister Ünal Üstel, who completed his contacts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, returned to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Sunday.
Üstel, who attended the ‘2nd Workshop on Problems in Teaching Turkish to Foreigners’ as the guest of honour, said that the results of the workshop will contribute to the educational strategy to be implemented for non-Turkish speaking children in the TRNC.
Making a brief assessment of his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina on his return to the island, Üstel said that he had the opportunity to personally examine the relations developed between the Turkish Language Association and the Ministry of National Education by attending the workshop.
“Professional educators from the Turkish Language Association coming together with our teachers and sharing their training and experiences is extremely important” said Üstel
He added that he is certain that the teachers from the TRNC who attended the workshop will leave the process with very serious gains and motivation.
Üstel also expressed his belief that the road map that will emerge at the workshop will also determine the education strategy to be applied to children who cannot speak Turkish in the TRNC, which is one of the most important problems in schools today.
“I would like to thank all the administrators and educators of the Turkish Language Institution and its affiliated Supreme Institution for inviting us to the workshop and sharing their knowledge and experience with our teachers” said Üstel.