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Critics See Secular Education Under Attack in Turkey

Education in Turkey has become one of the front lines in a battle between secularists and the religious to win over future generations. Several proposals by Turkey's National Education Council have thrust education into the center of political debate. The main opposition Republican People’s Party is accusing the council of dragging the country into the past with its proposal that schools teach the now-defunct Ottoman language used during Turkey’s imperial past. But President Recep...

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