On behalf of the Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies Department of the University of Cyprus, I welcome you to our website. Our Department was established in 1989 and admitted its first students in 1992. The first incoming class graduated from our Department in 1996. The Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies is among the few Turkish Studies departments in Europe and it offers a complete programme of studies which covers all disciplines of Turkish Studies: Turkish language teaching, Ottoman and Turkish History, and Literature and Linguistics.
Our Department was recently renamed into Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies Department and its main goal is to offer a separate programme in Middle Eastern Studies, as well as a second degree –apart from the degree in Turkish Studies which is already offered. Another important goal of the Department is the promotion of research. At the same time, emphasis is placed on the teaching of Turkish language, not just as a means of communication but also as a means of evaluating Turkish sources.
Besides the Undergraduate Programme, the Department also offers a Postgraduate Programme which leads to Master and PhD degrees.