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FM Fidan to address tensions between France and Türkiye over school curriculum

FM Fidan to address tensions between France and Türkiye over school curriculum Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan listens to a speech during the opening plenary session of the Summit on Peace in Ukraine, Stansstad near Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15, 2024. (EPA Photo)
By Newsroom
Jul 9, 2024 11:07 AM

According to Turkish columnist Nuray Babacan, the Turkish Ministry of National Education continues its efforts to intervene in the curriculum of French schools in Türkiye.

Babacan, alleges that the ministry is imposing fines under the guise of inspections and exerting pressure on the curriculum, which has reportedly led to hardships for students. Particularly contentious is the imposition of Turkish curriculum requirements, including lessons on religion and morality.

Recent developments suggest that during his visit to France, Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan is expected to address this issue. Emphasis is placed on seeking a diplomatic solution. Parents of students are calling for an end to these pressures before the start of the new academic year and are urging for a fair educational agreement between the two countries.

The report underscores that the ministry’s stance has negatively impacted Türkiye’s international educational image. It also mentions similar challenges faced by the Türkiye’s Maarif Foundation, with foreign countries adopting a cautious approach toward Turkish schools.

Following these developments, anticipation is high regarding potential resolutions during Fidan’s upcoming visit to France.

Last Updated:  Jul 9, 2024 11:07 AM