In the largest city of Turkey, Damir Mukhetdinov, Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies at St Petersburg University, met with the top officials of İstanbul University: Rector Mahmut Ak and Vice-Rector for International Cooperation İlyas Topsakal. During the meeting, prospects for expanding cooperation were discussed. These include the implementation of joint research projects. Professor Damir Mukhetdinov extended greetings on behalf of Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University, as well as of Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin, Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation. İstanbul University is the oldest higher education institution in Turkey. It was…