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Turkish Consul General Visit to NIU

Turkish Consul General

Picture above:  Dr. Ray Alden, III, Executive Vice President and Provost; Consul General Fatih Yildiz, Chicago Office; Northern Illinois University President John G. Peters, January 24, 2011

Consul General Yildiz visited NIU January 24, 2011, to discuss academic cooperation between Turkey and the US.  He has responsibility for Turkish consular affairs in a 12-state region, including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota.  NIU has cooperative agreements with the Turkish Ministry of the Interior and with Hacettepe University in Ankara.