Turkish high school students will no longer teach the theory of evolution. This is reported by The Guardian.
"We believe this topic is beyond the understanding of students," said Education Minister Alpaslan Durmush. According to him, the idea of evolution is too contradictory and complex, and therefore it will be excluded from the textbooks of 9 class. About it will be told only to students.
This decision caused criticism from the secular strata of society: in their opinion, life in the country is increasingly influenced by 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 in the new educational programs of the country about Ataturk will be less told, and about Islam - more.