Education reform bill passes in Turkish Parliament
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Main opposition deputies protested the bill with banners and left the assembly hall before voting began. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ
A much-debated education reform bill that increases the term of mandatory education in Turkey to 12 years with three tiers was passed in the Parliament today.
The bill was accepted by 295 votes, while 91 deputies voted against the proposed legislation.
Deputies from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) had protested the bill prior to voting by holding up banners, before leaving the general assembly hall.