Turkish university seeking Armenian-speaking instructors in Azerbaijan

NEVŞEHİR Nevşehir University Rector Filiz Kılıç has informed Today’s Zaman, that the university has set up a department of Armenian language and literature but has been unable to offer courses yet as no instructors have been found.

She said that although the Higher Education Board (YÖK) gave its permission to establish the department, the university has had difficulties in finding Armenian-speaking instructors. “We have been unable to find any available candidates in Turkey. We are now looking for instructors in Azerbaijan. The department needs at least three instructors before it can begin accepting students and offering courses,” she said.

Well, I’d be really interested to know – why isn’t the Rector considering the candidacy of one of the estimated 40 to 70 thousand Armenians living in Turkey?

2 thoughts on “Turkish university seeking Armenian-speaking instructors in Azerbaijan

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    nazarian - 13.02.2009

    Cheaper labor. The Azeris will probably cost less than the Turkish citizens.

  2. Reply
    Onnik Krikorian - 18.02.2009

    Because they need Eastern and not Western Armenian speakers, apparently.
    http://www.panarmenian.net/news/eng/?nid=28675

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