Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Prime Minister of Turkey, highly praised the Near East University and the Hospital of Near East University of which he inaugurated on 20 July 2008, at the group meeting today (22.07.2008), held at the National Council.
Prime Minister Erdoğan, stating that they are ready to provide every sort of support to make the TRNC a country of universities, especially praised the achievements of NEU and how he was impressed by these achievements:
“We have inaugurated the Faculty of Medicine of NEU, and I regarded that there is no university in the private sector having the physical infrastructure of Near East University, and surely there is not any yet. There are 17 thousand students studying at this university. That is another success…This is really a gigantic project brough out by a Turkish Cypriot of TRNC…It is comprised of 11 faculties, established on a campus are of 2000 decares. We have now attended the opening ceremony of the Faculty of Medicine…Also, the university hospital is being established…”, said the Prime Minister.