high school education in Turkey

A threat to whoever doesn’t take religion as an elective course

Translated from Turkish by Translators for Justice
Source: http://haber.sol.org.tr/devlet-ve-siyaset/din-dersini-secmeyenlere-tehdit-haberi-80564

When the prime minister “requested” it, school administrators followed the order: even students who did not want to take religion courses were involuntarily enrolled in the religion course. When parents opposed, they were questioned about which political party they support. Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent call in Malatya for  young people to take religion courses as an elective showed its effects quickly. Although students in a high school in Ankara did not choose to enroll in a religion class, many were pressured to take that class. Moreover, (more…)