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Turkey, German bank sign deal for training for Syrians

TURKEY, GERMAN BANK SIGN DEAL FOR TRAINING FOR SYRIANS

The Education Ministry and German bank KfW agreed a 19 million euro ($22.4 million) project on Tuesday to support Syrian students.

Education Undersecretary Yusuf Tekin and KfW's Turkey Director Frank Bellon signed the deal for vocational and technical teaching.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Tekin said: "We will be meeting the equipment requirements of around 170 vocational schools in our seven provinces that have the highest Syrian population."

In cooperation with the EU, the bank runs projects for Syrian refugees, providing teachers' salaries, school construction and organizing lessons, he added.

At least 25 vocational and technical workshops will be carried out under the agreement, 2,000 students will be helped with support packages and investment in infrastructure will be made.

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