Nearly 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) from home, three Paraguayan students will complete five months of study in Turkey at the end of the month.

Gregorio Ramon Ayala Aquino, 20, Alma Celeste Mena Benegas, 19, and Maria Cecilia Nunez Campuzano, 24, applied to the Presidency For Turks Abroad And Related Communities (YTB) for a scholarship from Paraguay and, now, continue their education in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Samsun and the central province of Konya.

As the first ever batch of Paraguayan students, they told Anadolu Agency that as soon as the opportunity emerged to study abroad in Turkey, they

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