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Turkish high school entrance exam may be removed

Turkish high school entrance exam may be removed

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged the removal of the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education (TEOG) exam in Turkey, saying that he finds the practice wrong

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First hearing of two hunger-striking educators held amid police intervention

First hearing of two hunger-striking educators held amid police intervention

The first hearing of Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, two educators who have been on hunger strike for 170 days, was held at an Ankara court amid police intervention outside the courthouse on Sept. 14

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Perpetrators of Tuğluk funeral attack will be punished, Turkish PM says

Perpetrators of Tuğluk funeral attack will be punished, Turkish PM says

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has condemned the attack on the funeral of the jailed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Aysel Tuğluk’s mother, describing it as “a provocation” and vowing that “the perpetrators will be found.

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Governors to adjust morning school hours for students to utilize daylight

Governors to adjust morning school hours for students to utilize daylight

Turkey’s Education Minister has given the authority to each governor’s office in the country to determine school start time in the mornings on their own, asking them to take their province’s specific climate and geographical conditions into account so that students can make more use of the daylight.

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Forest fire erupts on historic Gallipoli peninsula

Forest fire erupts on historic Gallipoli peninsula

A forest fire broke out on the historic Gallipoli peninsula in the western Turkish province of Çanakkale on Sept. 15

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Police fine two people for drinking alcohol on public beach in northern Turkey

Police fine two people for drinking alcohol on public beach in northern Turkey

Police fined two people for drinking beer on a public beach in the northern province of Zonguldak on Sept. 13.

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Turkish Education Ministry to give away 190 million school books free of charge this year

Turkish Education Ministry to give away 190 million school books free of charge this year

The Education Ministry will give away 190 million school books for free to students for the 2017-2018 education year, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Sept. 14, citing the ministry’s Support Services Department General Manager Salih Ayhan.

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Sign showing girls and boys to queue separately at Istanbul school canteen stirs debate

Sign showing girls and boys to queue separately at Istanbul school canteen stirs debate

A sign showing boys and girls to line up separately hung in the canteen of an Istanbul school has stirred debate on social media.

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Student who insulted teacher ordered to plant 200 saplings as punishment in northwestern Turkey

Student who insulted teacher ordered to plant 200 saplings as punishment in northwestern Turkey

A female student was ordered to plant 200 saplings by a court over punishment for insulting her teacher in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ.

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Nearly 2 million students not registered for 2016-2017 school year, Turkish Ministry says

Nearly 2 million students not registered for 2016-2017 school year, Turkish Ministry says

Nearly two million children in Turkey did not register at a school for the 2016-2017 school year, according to the Education Ministry figures, daily Birgün reported on Sept. 14

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