The US has indefinitely suspended the processing of non-immigrant visas in Turkey since Sunday, with Turkey following suit early on Monday, in a move that has ramifications for international education.
Qatar’s first Turkish school has opened to serve the children of Turkish expats living in the country. The city's Turkish cultural centre has also launched a language programme for both expats and local residents.
As conflict and terrorist attacks around the world prompt fears over student safety, some US universities have suspended study abroad programmes in Turkey and elsewhere in Europe while others remain defiant in the face of violence.
One of Turkey’s largest education agencies, Atlas, held its annual employee professional development seminar in Istanbul where employees learned new sales tactics and gained market insight from key partner providers and The PIE News.
Despite economic and political tensions in key ELT source markets, national initiatives to promote foreign language learning and a strengthening link of languages to employability are continuing to drive demand for study abroad in Brazil, Spain, Russia and Turkey.