Although Fidel Castro’s socialist reforms continue to contribute to a highly educated and healthy population, most Cubans lack purchasing power.
Turkish officials say their emphasis is on educating girls in Afghanistan as the female literacy rate in the war-torn country stands at a mere 17 percent, according to the UN.
The current literacy rate in Turkey is 91 percent for women and 98.5 percent for men. The government seeks to take it up to around 99 percent within the next decade.
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