Turkish high school students will no longer teach the theory of evolution. About it reports The Guardian.
“We believe this topic is beyond the understanding of the students,” said education Minister Alpaslan durmush. According to him, the idea of evolution is too controversial and complex, and because of the textbooks of 9th class it will be removed. Talk about it only to students.
This decision was criticised by secular segments of society: in their view, life in the country is increasingly exposed to the influence of religious institutions and the legacy of the founder of the modern Turkish state — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk — is gradually forgotten.
Turkish media, according to the Guardian, also reported that the new educational programmes of the country about Ataturk tell to be less about Islam and more.