Zagreb Police Candidates to Learn Turkish Language Starting November 2021

By 1 August 2021
Zagreb Police Candidates to Learn Turkish Language Starting November 2021
MUP Policijska Akademija Official Website

August 01, 2021 - The Zagreb Police Academy signed an agreement with The Yunus Emre Institute of Turkey on July 30, 2021, to make Turkish language education mandatory for Zagreb police candidates.

As Andalou Agency reported, the Turkish language will be taught to police candidates at the beginning of November this year. The Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centre in Zagreb will provide Turkish language training programs to officers in Zagreb Police Academy. After the inital Turkish language course, successful police candidates will proceed to the next level and receive their certificates.

The director of the Turkish YEE Cultural Centre and the president of Zagreb Police Academy both beileve that this act is to further strengthen the long-standing friendship and diplomacy between Turkey and Croatia. In the signing event, Director Fuat Kormaz expressed the Yunus Emre Institute's desire to strengthen Turkey's deep-rooted historical relations with Croatia and President Davorka Martinjak of the police academy unreluctantly agreed. According to her, Croatia has always maintained good relations with Turkey, and that cooperation with the Turkish cultural centre will be of great importance.  

On top of the Turkish language courses, a bilateral agreement was also made that would provide training programs to police officers in the fields of communication, immigration, and counter-terrorism. These programs will be supervised by experts from the Turkish Interior Ministry. 

The Yunus Emre Institue in Zagreb also offers Turkish language courses to anyone interested.

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