Grandson of MP who supports religious schools enrolled in French school
DHA PhotoRuling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Ali Boğa's grandchild attends a French school in Turkey, media reports have revealed, a few days after he controversially suggested that all Turkish schools should be converted into religious schools.
According to daily Cumhuriyet, Boğa's own grandson attends the Charles de Gaulle High School, which teaches fully in French and whose curriculum is regulated by French authorities.
Boğa said his grandchild was enrolled in the school mostly because his son-in-law is a diplomat.
Boğa said they did not want the child to have a difficult time in other countries.
"What can we do if other countries don't have imam-hatip religious schools?" Boğa said.
Boğa had previously said the ruling party had the chance to transform all schools in Turkey into imam-hatip religious schools thanks to recent educational reforms.
"We will increase the number of these schools in records. We have the chance to turn all schools into imam-hatip [schools]. We have that chance now that the Quran and religious classes have been added to the schools’ curriculum," Boğa said.