Around 15,000 Sanliurfa students travel to North Cyprus to study, however, there are no flights from ŞanlıurfaGAP Airport to North Cyprus. Students travel to the TRNC via Antep and Adana.
Şanlıurfa students have said, “We want air flights from Şanlıurfa to North Cyprus and our voices heard.”
There are no flights from Şanlıurfa GAP Airport to Ercan, although there are as many passengers as there are in the surrounding areas. Students use transportation alternatives. One of the reasons why flights to Ercan have been requested is that many students who reside in Şanlıurfa are choosing North Cyprus as the place to continue their higher education.