Turkey’s president expressed hope on Friday that the Turkish-German University in Istanbul would be a symbol of friendship between the two countries.

“We will continue to give all kinds of support to the Turkish-German University,” Erdogan stressed at the official opening ceremony for the university’s new campus in Istanbul with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Stressing that Turkey has become a hub for international students, Erdogan said the number of foreign students has increased to 172,000.

He also said he expected that the country would become a center of attraction for foreign academics as well. 

Erdogan added that efforts were

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