Foreign students in north Cyprus: False promises and disillusion
In north Cyprus, education has become the leading economic sector. No less than 23 universities are concentrated in the small self-proclaimed state recognised only by Turkey, which has occupied it since 1974. They attract students from developing countries by offering affordable courses with a 'European' stamp of approval. But some of these students are soon disappointed. After falling victim to false promises made by their recruiters, they can end up in desperate situations.