Turkey's Ambassador to Baghdad Fatih Yıldız, visited the International Maarif Schools, opened a week befre in the city of Erbil, Iraq.
After his contacts in Mosul, Ambassador Yıldız moved to Erbil.
While he visited the newly opened International Maarif School of Erbil, he received information about the school activities from its authorities.
Yıldız said in a statement to journalists, the International Maarif Schools were important for being the first school connected to the Turkish institutions in Iraq.
Stating that there were students from all parts of Iraq, “Arab, Kurdish, Turkmen, Yezidi and Christian students are enrolled to the school. There are also international students”, he said.
Pointing out the cooperation of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) at the opening of the school, Yıldız said that they expected similar steps from the KRG in the fight against FETO.
Ambassador Yıldız said they wanted to open new Maarif schools in other towns of Iraq, "We have created a positive collaborative environment as ever. Here (in Erbil), we have caught momentum we wish to spread in all Iraq." he said.
Stressing that the International Maarif Schools of Erbil were a good example for the overall of Iraq in terms of educational experience from Turkey, he wished the school to contribute to further advancement of friendly relations with Iraq.
Turkey's Consul General in Erbil Hakan Karaçay, Mosul Consulate Mehmet Küçüksakallı and Advisor to the Chairman of TIKA Kamil Kolabaş took part in the visit.
The official opening of International Maarif School of Erbil was organized a week before with the participation of senior officials from Turkey and the KRG.