Accompanied by a delegation, the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki visited the Turkish Consulate General in Erbil where He was welcomed by the consulate. The delegation consisted of the Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education and the Director of International Relations Office of the University,

At the beginning of the meeting, our university Rector on behalf of himself and the Erbil Polytechnic University extended his condolences to Mr. Mevlut Yakut due to the earthquake on February 6 in Turkey and asked God’s forgiveness for those who died in the incident He wished the wounded.

The university Rector said “our university presidency and all colleges and institutes have launched a campaign to collect aid for the earthquake victims and in the next few days through the relevant parties in the Kurdistan Regional Government will deliver the aid.

The Turkish Consul General in Erbil, Mevlut Yakut expressed his gratitude towards the University Rector for his visit and expressing their condolences for the incident.

Mr. Mevlut Yakut praised the attitude of the Kurdistan Regional Government and its people for being the first country to help the victims of the earthquake in his country and affirmed that the Turkish government is very grateful to the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Kurdish people for their cooperation in sending aid and medical teams to the country.

 Strengthening the relations between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) universities in general and the Erbil Polytechnic University in particular with Turkish universities was another topic of the meeting. In this regard, he emphasized on facilitating opportunities for the higher education and participation in congresses and conferences and visits to Turkish universities.

They also discussed the issue of recognition of the Erbil Polytechnic University by the Institution of Higher Education in Turkey and the universities of that country, which was previously recognized as a Technical Education Foundation, and emphasized the need for close collaboration to complete this issue