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Ankara planning to open 3 Turkish schools in Germany: ambassador

(LtoR) German, Turkish and European Union's flags are displayed at the Chancellery in Berlin on January 12, 2015 where German Chancellor welcomes Turkish Prime Minister. Angela Merkel meets Ahmet Davutoglu who is expected to ask her to address growing anti-Muslim sentiment in Germany with concrete action, according to Turkish press reports. AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Turkey is making plans to open three Turkish schools in Germany as part of a cooperation on education between the two countries, the pro-government Daily Sabah reported.

“There are three German schools in Turkey. Now we are taking steps to open three Turkish schools in Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne,” said Turkish Ambassador to Germany Ali Kemal Aydın.

Speaking to journalists, Aydın said five meetings with German authorities have taken place thus far.

“We hope the final agreement will be concluded in the coming months,” Aydın said.

Stating that Turkey is in favor of diplomatic ties with Germany based on constructive dialogue, Aydın reiterated Ankara’s expectations in the fight against terrorism.

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