More than 3 Thousand Egyptians Learn Turkish at Cairo Yunus Emre Institute Every Year​​​​​​​

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More than 3 thousand Egyptians learn Turkish annually at Yunus Emre Institute (YEI), which operates in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

Cairo Yunus Emre Institute Coordinator Emin Boyraz, in his statement, reminded that the Institute started its activities in 2010 and stated that Turkish teaching activities and culture-art events have been carried out uninterruptedly in Cairo since its establishment.

50 Thousand People Introduced to Turkish

Pointing out that there is great interest in Turkish in Egypt, Coordinator Boyraz gave the following information: “To date, 25 thousand people have attended our online Turkish courses; "A total of 50 thousand people, including 25 thousand people, enrolled in our face-to-face Turkish courses."

Stating that the majority of those attending courses at Cairo YEI are students between the ages of 18-25 due to the large young population in the country, Boyraz emphasized that various elements of Turkish culture are introduced in addition to teaching Turkish in the courses held at the Institute.

“We are a door opening to Turkey”

Emphasizing that Egyptian trainees are also interested in Turkish culture and that Cairo Yunus Emre Institute is a contact point in the cultural context, Coordinator Boyraz said:

“We are a door opening to Turkey. Many Egyptian young people who want to study and make a career in Turkey are learning Turkish at our Institute. We have recently started to focus on career in our work. Because we now think that Turkish is a career language in Egypt, and we are developing our collaborations so that the 50 thousand trainees who attend our courses have a good career.”

“The capacity of Cairo Yunus Emre Institute is 3 thousand trainees annually and this capacity is more than full. Our efforts continue to further increase this capacity. Hopefully, we think that this number will increase even more in the coming period." Coordinator Boyraz said.

“There are many students who see their future in Turkish”

Boyraz noted the following regarding the Turkish courses organized by the Institute online:

“There are registrations for our courses from all over Egypt, especially Cairo, Alexandria and Southern Egypt. There is a great interest in Turkish in Egypt, so there are nearly 20 Turkish departments in universities in the country. There are many students at these universities who see their future in Turkish, and we are trying to reach all of them."

Stating that trainees at the institute can learn Turkish from beginner to advanced levels, “I can express the love of Turkish in Cairo as follows. Even our trainees who have learned Turkish at an advanced level in our institute still show great demand for higher levels.” Boyraz said.

“I think our cultural relations will gain momentum”

Coordinator Emin Boyraz expressed his satisfaction with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to Cairo and his praise for the Institute and the trainees in his speeches there, and said, "I think our cultural relations will gain momentum with the visit of our President." said.

Coordinator Boyraz stated that they wish to contribute to the cultural relations between the two countries with the activities that bring Egyptian and Turkish young people together by the Institute, and pointed out that Cairo Yunus Emre Institute is the only Turkish institution in Egypt in the fields of education and culture.

“I watch Turkish TV series. I love Turkish very much”

Suzan Hossam Abomosa, who attended the 5th term Turkish courses at Cairo YEI, stated that she felt "like being in Türkiye" at the Institute.

Expressing her satisfaction in receiving education at Yunus Emre Institute and said, “I feel like I am in Istanbul here. Every activity carried out here is very nice.” he said.

Stating that he has never been to Türkiye before, Mekkawy said, “I have a friend in Türkiye I've been talking to him for 6 years. I'm coming to the course to talk better with my friend. I also watch Turkish TV series. I love Turkish and Turks very much.” she said.