On July 14, The Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons held the meeting of the First Deputy Minister Yusuf Kurkchi with the representatives of the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination (TIKA) program at the Council of Ministers of the Turkish Republic, according to the department’s Facebook page.
- Ukraine is a strategic partner of Turkey, so we are planning to join the projects connected with the help to the Crimean Tatars, who found themselves in the mainland Ukraine due to the occupation of the Crimea. In particular, it comes to providing access to educational and health care institutions in the cities with the densest populations of settlers from the Crimea, - said Haci Bayram Bolat, the coordinator of TIKA programs in Ukraine.
He also outlined to the Ministry some proposals for cooperation and assistance in supporting internally displaced persons, in particular the Crimea.
So, the TIKA promises to support the only higher education institution, displaced from the Crimea - Taurida University. It proposed the arranging of the educational process and the establishing of the Oriental Languages Department. The organization has also contributed to the base of the Department of the Crimean Tatar language in the National University named after Taras Shevchenko.
Reference: TIKA has implemented projects and programs in Ukraine since 1997 in the framework of the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers on technical and financial cooperation" and the "Memorandum of Understanding between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on the coordination of the list of projects, including those related to education, health, social services, culture, providing advisory and training services increasing the level of institutionalization in public administration, rural development, and the like."
State institution acts in the sphere of international technical assistance since 1992. Agency offices are functioning today in more than 100 countries around the world.