Bosporus, University of the

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Bosporus, University of the

Bosporus, University of the, at İstanbul, Turkey; opened 1863 as Robert College, with funds contributed by Christopher R. Robert and other Americans for the higher education of Turkish men. Its name was changed in 1971. It has faculties of engineering, arts and sciences, economics and administrative science, and education. There are affiliated institutes of biomedical engineering and earthquake research and a school of foreign languages. Instruction is in Turkish and English.
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Halide's father is just such a man, and he breaks all the rules to have his daughter educated, to be fluent in Western languages, the first Turkish girl to attend the American college for girls in Istanbul. Apparently Halide was an actual person, and this is a novel based on her experiences.

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