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Coursera to Reach Learners in Turkey Through Turkcell Academy Partnership

Turkcell Academy, a free digital learning platform in Turkey launched last January by Turkish telecommunications and technology company Turkcell, has partnered with Coursera to expand its mobile education offerings. Through the partnership, Coursera's learning content will be available for free in the Turkish language.

"When digitizing Turkcell Academy, we had already made the decision not to limit the content with our own knowledge," explained Banu İsci Sezen, director of Turkcell Academy, in a press release. "In line with this approach, we continuously expanded course offerings with valuable partnerships. Through our partnership with Coursera, we will make content from the world's leading academic institutions available to all Turkcell Academy users free of charge. Users from all walks of life and educational backgrounds will have access to high quality, up-to-date, valuable information."

In addition to its partnership with Coursera, Turkcell Academy carries content from international and Turkish academic institutions, such as MIT's entrepreneurship courses, Khan Academy's "Learn" program and Papagei's English courses. Turkcell Academy provides preparation courses for Turkish high-school graduation and university entrance exams as well as for the public service entrance exam. English-language content is available with Turkish subtitles. Some of the courses are only available to Turkcell customers while others, including the courses from Coursera, can be accessed free of charge by the general public.

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