Erdogan: Universities to switch to remote education to free up dormitories for earthquake victims
Universities will be closed until summer and dormitories will be set up for earthquake survivors as more than a million people have been left homeless and living in tents.
"We will use the dormitories of all our universities, and universities will offer distance learning," President Erdogan said.
"I was in Osmaniye two days ago, the dormitory with a capacity of 2200 people is shining, it houses all our citizens and earthquake victims. I witnessed the joy of my citizens there." he said.
On Friday, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said that 1.05 million people left homeless by the quake were housed in emergency shelters.
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken refuge in hastily erected tents, stadiums, mosques and community centres after their homes were destroyed in the disaster.