Conjoined Twins Hopeful Both Will Qualify For College

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These two conjoined twins have just taken their college entrance exams and say education authorities do not know what to do if one of them fails and the other passes.

According to local media, over 2.5 million students in Turkey have just taken the Higher Education Institutions Examination (YKS), including conjoined twins Ayse and Sema Tanrikulu from the city of Kahramanmaras in the southern Turkish province of the same name.

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The two of them posing in front of the school where they attended the test

However, as the twins share the same body, it is currently unclear what will happen if one of them fails to gain entrance to the college they both hope to attend.

The twins told local media that they want to study theology or teaching at the same college and have worked “very hard” to earn their places.

Ayse told reporters: “Our teachers have been excellent, so thanks to them for supporting us. Our school head has also been very supportive.

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The two of them were regularly checked like the other students

“We are very excited it has all gone through, we both want the same subjects.”

However, when they were asked about what would happen if one of them fails, Sema said: “We don’t know in that case. I think there isn’t a solution at the moment.

“I believe the education board needs to think about it.”


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Story By: Sibel AbdiuSub-EditorMichael Leidig,Agency: Asia Wire Report


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