Ankara University has introduced a course on NFTs to its curriculum, making it the first Turkish university to do so. According to the Hürriyet newspaper, high-ranking officials from the presidential administration and the culture ministry were in attendance at the first meeting on non-fungible tokens.
Those who were present were Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Özgül Özkan Yavuz and Ali Taha Koç, director of the Turkish Presidency’s Digital Transformation Office. Yavuz added at the accompanying ceremony, “We think that NFT will stimulate artistic creativity, abilities, and talents among kids.” The initiative taken by Ankara University to raise awareness about NFT is important.
Using distributed ledgers, NFTs are a popular technique for proving ownership of digital recordings and assets such as art, music, and video. Globally, the market for non-fungible tokens is expected to be worth between $20 and $35 billion each year, and many people think it will grow even more.
Ankara University’s initiative comes after media reports in late January revealed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan had directed the country’s governing Justice and Development Party to investigate innovations such as cryptocurrencies and the metaverse. The decision comes after his revelation in December that Turkey was preparing a crypto law.