Universities eye liberated towns for new faculties

Turkish universities are to join rebuilding efforts in parts of Syria liberated from terrorist groups, with Gaziantep University in the eponymous Turkish province on the Syrian border planning to establish a department in Jarablus, while Harran in Sanliurfa, another city near the border, is to set up a faculty in al-Bab, reports the Daily Sabah.

Jarablus and al-Bab are among the towns liberated from Daesh or ISIS control in 2016 in Operation Euphrates Shield. During the months-long operation, the Free Syrian Army with the assistance of the Turkish Armed Forces, took back several towns in the war-torn country from Daesh. These towns in northern Syria, whose residents had fled to Turkey, have seen a revival and rebuilding of daily life with the help of Turkey.

A decision to set up a college affiliated with Gaziantep University in Jarablus was issued in an official gazette recently, although it is not clear yet when it will be set up. Professor Ramazan Tasaltin, president of Harran University, said during a visit to al-Bab last week that they wanted to instil hope in Syrian youth by setting up a new faculty there.
Full report on the Daily Sabah site