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Secular Education Demands Have Been Attacked in Istanbul

An angry mob attacked activists and parents who demanded secular education, during a protest against the new educational curriculum provisioning more religious education in Turkey.

[mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#000000″]E[/mks_dropcap]ducation Movement had called for a protest against educational curriculum changes, starting at 5 pm in Istanbul’s Kadıköy -a pro-secular district which would not be a site for violent protests. The protest would have simultaneous action in other cities such as Ankara and İzmir. As the protest group started gathering, a counter-protest group also formed. The violent mob equipped with iron-clubs and stones attacked the education activists and parents who demanded a more secular curriculum to be in place for 18 million students in Turkey.