Thursday, 16 January, 2020

Turkish, Kurdish languages find way to Iran’s higher education

Turkish and Kurdish majors will be in Iran’s higher education curriculum from this year on, said Hossein Tavakoli, senior advisor at the National Organization for Educational Testing, IRNA news agency reported august 14.

It was earlier reported that this year Kurdistan province universities will enroll 40 Kurdish language students.

The Iranian educational year begins in mid to late September.

The law to launch the major was passed at the Ministry of Science in 2001, but a permit to allow universities offer the courses took all this while to be issued.

Turkish is spoken in a number of Iranian provinces mostly to the country’s northwest, including West Azerbaijan, East Azerbaijan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Ardabil.

Kurdish in Iran is spoken mostly in Kurdistan, Kermanshah, Ilam, Hemedan, West Azerbaijan and Luristan to the country’s west, and North Khorasan, Razavi Khorasan in northeastern Iran.

Azarnews contributed to this report

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  1. Ali

    August 15, 2021 at 11:38 am

    It’s Azeri, not Turkish. Turkish is the language of Turkey, while people in the Azarbayjan provinces in northwest Iran speak Azeri.

    • Yaşar

      September 30, 2021 at 12:17 am

      No, it’s Turkish! It’s an accent of the Turkish language called Azerbaijani Turkic or simply Azerbaijani as is known in the west and is the official
      Language of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It’s my mother tongue and we hope we will be able to study our textbooks in it(Azerbaijani, our mother tongue) in
      The school someday.

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