According to Once Vatan (Turkey), more than 12,000 Turkmen students study in Turkey. Sayit Yusuf, deputy head of the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), said in Ashgabat.
"If you consider Turkmenistan's population (about 6 million people), this is very high. Turkey ranks second among the countries preferred by students travelling abroad from Turkmenistan," he said.
Russia is in first place. More than 30,700 Turkmen citizens study at Russian universities, Turkmen Education Minister Gurbangul Atayeva noted earlier.
Technical, medical and engineering specialists are especially in demand in Turkmenistan these days.
Credits: Eziz Boyarov, Ashgabat