Ankara University is the initial Turkey’s higher education institution to provide a course on NFTs. Many high-ranking government officials presented in the lately released lecture.
As said, Ankara University is the initial Turkish university to provide cryptology courses. As reported by the Hurriyet newspaper, senior officials from the presidential and the Ministry of Culture attended the initial class on NFTs.
The university’s initiative came after the Turkish president ordered the Justice and Development Party to look into developments related to cryptocurrencies. In addition, his announcement in December which Turkey was preparing a crypto law prompted the act.
“We are glad to teach about NFTs, but our students are happier than us,” stated Nejdet Ünüvar, minister of Ankara University. Bura Ayan currently teaches the “Introduction to NFT” course
Among the guests at the lecture was Zagül Zkan Yavuz, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism. He was accompanied by Ali Taha Koç, manager of the Turkish Presidency’s Digital Transformation office. “We think that NFT will foster creativity, skills and artistic talent among young people,” Yavuz said at the event. The step taken by Ankara University in raising awareness about NFT is crucial.
Ali Taha Koç mentioned that his office is working on many other digital initiatives. “Do not believe that NFT is just a matter of technology. He added: “NFT has a legal component, that force us to examine its impact on our business practices”.
Koç noted that his department is presently working on a Turkish term for NFTs. In addition, he encouraged course participants to share their ideas to the effort. “Everyone should join and add an alternative name to the NFT,” he said after announcing his target to launch a poll on social media.
Other governments are taking steps to adopt cryptocurrencies. Earlier, the Thai government had scrapped plans to impose a 15 percent tax on all crypto transactions. Amazingly, India has taken an important step to identify cryptocurrencies.