A collaboration protocol was signed between the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) and İskele Municipality on the 23rd of November 2016. The protocol that was signed at the EMU Rector’s Office aims to form an EMU campus in the İskele region where academic, cultural and social exchange can take place. The protocol was signed at 10:00 by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and Mayor of İskele Hasan Sadıkoğlu.
Rector Prof. Dr. Osam started his speech by noting that EMU is continuing its social responsibility exploits, and went on to state that the collaboration protocol will academically bring to life İskele, one of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ great regions. Prof. Dr. Osam noted that certain programs are set to take place in İskele after a feasibility study by the EMU Faculty of Tourism. Prof. Dr. Osam concluded his speech by relaying his hope that the protocol will be for the best for all parties involved.
In a speech of his own, İskele mayor Sadıkoğlu noted that they are very happy and excited to be signing the collaboration protocol with EMU. Sadıkoğlu noted that they have carried out many projects since starting their term with the slogan “Our love is İskele”, pointing out that they have noticed a deficiency as İskele is the only district without a university. Sadıkoğlu noted that İskele will become an even more valuable region after signing a protocol with an important university like EMU.
EMU Vice Rector’s Prof. Dr. Özgür Eren, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özkaramanlı and Prof. Dr. M. Yaşar Özden, Rector’s Coordinator Assist. Prof. Dr. Arif Akkeleş, Tourism Faculty Chair Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç, Secondary School Areas Education Department Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamit Caner and İskele Municipality council members were also present at the during the protocol signing.