Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Atlas Shrugs (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Turkey to turn schools into ‘religious training centres’

Monday, October 17, 2016 8:37
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Turkey is planning to transform schools into Islamic religious centres across the country , in other words, military training in the cause of Allah.

Turkish President Recip Erdogan said, “The minarets are our bayonets, the domes our helmets, the mosques our barracks and the faithful our army.”

And the EU is bowing to this caveman.

Turkey to turn schools into ‘religious training centres’ after failed coup sackings,” By Zoie O’Brien, The Express, October 17, 2016:
TURKEY is planning to transform schools into Islamic religious centres across the country in the wake of the sacking of thousands of teachers.

turkey-people-movement
After the failed July coup, in which army generals attempted to overthrow the Government, thousands of teachers were removed from schools.

Those who lost their jobs had been accused of involvement with the Gülen movement – the group which follows cleric Fethullah Gulen – who is accused of masterminding the attempt.

Before the devastating battle in Ankara, in which more than 200 people were killed, the education system was widely labelled the pillar of secular Turkey.

Now, plans are being put in place for the Government to replace staff and re-open schools.

After the failed July coup, in which army generals attempted to overthrow the Government, thousands of teachers were removed from schools.

Those who lost their jobs had been accused of involvement with the Gülen movement – the group which follows cleric Fethullah Gulen – who is accused of masterminding the attempt.

Before the devastating battle in Ankara, in which more than 200 people were killed, the education system was widely labelled the pillar of secular Turkey.

Now, plans are being put in place for the Government to replace staff and re-open schools.

turkeysleeper-686702
Turkish people slept in the streets to make sure the attempt could not succeed

However, it has come to light Turkish students are staging protests over the expulsion of staff.

On Wednesday evening parents demonstrated in Istanbul.

A mother whose children are studying at the Vefa high school, told the daily BirGün: “What has happened here is the destruction of this school, the summer holidays have been over for a month and the classes do not have teachers, no one has the right to do this to our students.”

Journalist Özgür Mumcu wrote: “The best schools in the country now run the risk that Islamic groups will undermine them.

“They are supposed to be transformed into schools that serve the one-party state and whose goal it is to bring back generations of religious people. Our republic is losing its schools. Citizens, are you aware of this great danger?”

Baris Yarkadaş, deputy of the Kemalist CHP, said: “The ACP has been trying to control the schools since 2014. Now all the successful schools are being targeted, and in many cases students have not been taught for four weeks. Books haven’t even been distributed yet.”

The Government has insisted it had to rid schools of people who supported the Gulen movement, though many say they have been falsely accused.In the mean time, thousands of children have been left with too few educators.Teachers’ union Eğitim-Sen states that in the new school year about one million students have no teachers, some believe that figure could reach 1.5 million.

The teachers were put out of their posts using new laws brouhgt in as the country declared a state of emergency.

The CHP filed a case against the decrees but the Constitutional Court dismissed the action.

Gulen accused of masterminding coup GETTY

Fethullah Gulen accused of being the mastermind of the failed coup attempt

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.