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TURKEY-SOMALIA -IUC to set up hospital in Somalia.

ANKARA, January 03, 2012 (TUR) -- International University Council, IUC, will set up a hospital in Somalia.

According to a statement released by IUC, the hospital where doctors from member countries would be assigned would admit patients in October the latest.

Founder Chairman of IUC Orhan Hikmet Azizoglu said Tuesday that meetings had taken place in various countries in the past two weeks, "this decision is made after the talks."

"From the very first day, we have been assessing what we can do for Africa. As a result of the meeting we had with more than 50 universities from various geographies linked with the council, a decision was made to set up a hospital. We also decided that doctors from member universities would be assigned in that hospital. We will not leave the region even if the drought ends," he said.

In an attempt to build a strong academic research and education system, IUC was established with the participation of leading universities and cooperation of Orhan Hikmet Azizoglu, the Council Chairman and seven founder chancellors on 09.04.2010 with its headquarters in Ankara, Turkey.

Purpose of the council is to provide services for mainly Member Universities, organizations, institutions and active individuals contributing to Higher Education, specialists, academicians, researchers and students within the framework of "Common Higher Education Values".

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