Turkish Ambassador tours Minnieh and Akkar

Turkish Ambassador Hakan ?akil toured the regions of Minnieh and Akkar on Sunday, heading an embassy delegation.

MP Walid al-Baarini received the Turkish Ambassador and his accompanying delegation at his residence in Tripoli, where an extensive meeting was held during which ?akil confirmed that he would inaugurate an office of the Turkish Development Agency (TIKA) in Tripoli "to provide more aids in the northern region."

The Turkish diplomat also visited Minnieh's Government Hospital and Al-Huda Institute for Learning the Turkish Language.

In this connection, ?akil welcomed the increasing number of citizens wishing to learn the Turkish language in Lebanon, noting that his country is committed to teaching Arabic in Turkey as well.

Source: National News Agency