The guests from Istanbul found time in their packed itinerary to tour the premises of Kazan University. For most of them it was the first visit to KFU. In his comments to local media head of the delegation, Member of the Istanbul Municipal CouncilMehmet Ozgur emphasized the important role that KFU plays in shaping the positive image of Russia in Turkey and in expanding scientific and educational exchange: "In 2 weeks a group of students from Kazan will arrive to intern in Istanbul. I hope that exchange programs will grow in scale, and more young people from your city will come to Istanbul University. Our local high school graduates are in the process of enrolment in KFU right now".