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Main opposition deputies protested the bill with banners and left the assembly hall before voting began. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ

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. 

March/30/2012

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mara mcglothin

3/30/2012 7:08:04 PM

If you do NOT vote then you should be kicked out of Parliament. This is not statesman like behavior that must end if Turkey ever hopes to have a true democratic republic. Unacceptable behavior, no matter how you feel about the current issue.

two sides to every coin

3/30/2012 6:05:06 PM

What did people expect,. AKP have now taken control of the Armed forces and now the education system, in a nutshell, total control. The next generation and how they are manipulated is on the hands of today's people.
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