Turkey and Syria will begin cooperating with each other in different areas.

Muhammed Adak, chairman of the Foreign Relations Department of the Directorate General for Youth and Sports, said in an interview with the A.A that they aimed at organizing some sports tournaments among the neighboring countries.

"An agreement was signed during the high-level ministerial meeting between Turkey and Syria last week. Turkey will share its experiences with Syria. We also help training of Syrian coaches and referees," he said.

Meanwhile, the cooperation agreement signed by Turkish and Syrian health ministries will begin yielding results. Syria will purchase flu and pneumonia vaccines to be manufactured in Turkey. Also, Turkey will assist Syria in its efforts to run hospitals, and re-arrange its health regulations.

Under the cooperation in media, Turkish state-run TV and Radio Corp. (TRT) and Syrian state-run TV channel are expected to sign a cooperation agreement. Earlier, Anadolu Agency (A.A) and the Syrian official news agency SANA signed a similar agreement.
After signing of the agreement, TRT and Syrian state-run TV channel are expected to make joint productions.
Meanwhile, rectors from 12 Turkish universities are expected to visit Syria in the coming days.
Rectors will meet with their Syrian counterparts and discuss several issues such as exchange of students.

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