Language Learning at Turkish Red Crescent
The Turkish Red Crescent first opened a community center in Urfa in January 2015. It is a center where our citizens and the Syrian refugees meet, learn other languages, train in certain vocations and where people were able to receive psychological support if needed. More community centers were built in other cities, including Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir, and many others as well. There are social activities that are organized in these centers. For instance, a renowned Turkish chef taught a group consisting of both Turkish and Syrian women how to cook gourmet food. In these community centers, language courses are the most popular. There are courses in Turkish, English, and Arabic. People know that learning Turkish is crucial if they are to stay and thrive in Turkey.