“The power seeks to impose a way of thinking”: in Turkey, the reform of school programs does not pass

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In Turkey, the Erdogan government’s attacks on secular education are increasingly worrying, starting with teachers. The new school programs unveiled a few weeks ago instruct them to educate “moral and virtuous” youth with a lot of religious references. In this country with a very large Muslim majority, secularism is nevertheless enshrined in the Constitution. For his opponents, the Turkish president’s objective is above all political.

Young girls from the Imam Hatip establishment during a parade marking the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic in Istanbul, October 29, 2023. (Illustrative image)