Turkey's image as an educational hub

For years Turkey has been the victim of the brain drain, but today Turkey has a well established and prosperous academic environment for foreign students.A popular source of scholarship among foreign students, the Turkey scholarship program contributes to Turkish educational prestige.

New figures of the Turkey scholarship program show that scholarship holders have risen to prominent positions in their homeland, including a constitutional court president, a cabinet minister, a lawmaker and a university president.The program currently grants more than 130,000 scholarships to students from 161 countries, and it has elevated Turkey's image as an educational hub.It is part of Turkey's effort to expand its clout in public diplomacy.Medicine and engineering are among the most popular majors for foreign students, along with international relations and economics.

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