Mardin Artuklu University

Mardin Artuklu University (MAU) is a university located in Mardin, Turkey. It was established in 2007.[1][2]

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Language programsEdit

In 2009, the university was allowed to open a Kurdish language department by the Higher Education Board.[3] Before, the Kurdish language was banned for long periods of time in Turkey.[3] In 2011 the MAU was the first university to have a Kurdish language and literature department.[4] By 2014 about 900 students have graduated in Kurdish language department.[4] The university has also had a professor for the Zaza language since 2020.[5]


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  2. ^ "Turkish Universities". cesran international. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b Arsu, Sebnem (2009-09-11). "Turkey: Kurdish Studies Approved". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  4. ^ a b جدلية, Jadaliyya-. "Kurdology in Turkey: Barometer of the "Peace Process" (Part 2)". Jadaliyya - جدلية. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  5. ^ "Academic at Mardin's Artuklu University becomes Turkey's first Zaza language and literature professor". Gazete Duvar. 2020-05-16. Retrieved 2022-01-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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