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Head of Turkey's Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), Ali Demir. AA photo

Head of Turkey's Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), Ali Demir. AA photo

Questions pertaining to religion will be added to the university entrance exam starting in 2013, the head of Turkey's Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), Ali Demir, has said, private broadcaster NTV has reported.

Religious classes are compulsory in schools in Turkey.


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Adnan Kara Osman

12/17/2012 11:30:50 PM

Get over it people your country is 99% Muslim what do you expect are you suggesting we denounce religion thats what the zionists want your falling for the trap wake up

falcon 16

12/17/2012 8:57:50 PM

big mosques, big ideas. not a clue!!!!!!!!!!

Agnes Smith

12/17/2012 7:59:34 PM

This just takes the ultimate biscuit.

two sides to every coin

12/17/2012 7:45:16 PM

I cannot believe people are so shocked by this story, AKP are bringing religion into every walk of Turkish life, and there is not a damn thing will be done to stop them, So the old story goes (you made your bed so lie in it) the people voted for them, and I will put money on it they will be voted in again. So people don't be so shocked.

Roger Harding

12/17/2012 7:06:27 PM

This is what happens when religious fanatics rule. And when they mix religion with politics. After all, they believe that they alone are right. So, why respect anyone else's beliefs? The right to be religious is not a private choice that is protected by a tolerant, open Republic anymore. Islamic faith will be forced down your throat. Religion will be imposed on Turkish all citizens of Turkey by AKP. Whether you like it or not. Time to send AKP home has arrived. Regards.

Tekion Particle

12/17/2012 6:41:10 PM

This government is simply taking the mick. I don't blame the AKP or RTE for this, I blame the people who voted for them. The important thing is, can they learn their lesson and vote for a party who have their head firmly screwed on come the next elections. I knew the direction that the AKP wanted to head 10 years ago but most people who are not all that religious said they deserve a change we are fed up with the status quo. I wonder what they are thinking now?

Rimon Tree

12/17/2012 6:28:12 PM

Turkish intelligentia! Whoever of you would like to study science at university and not theology and would want to have a future in a modern instead a Islamist state Iranian brand, you are warmly welcome to the European universities. You will meet lots of brethren here, I myself have studied with some young gifted Turks. Come and join 21st century!

Can Oz

12/17/2012 6:26:15 PM

dogan kemal ileri - AKP won supporters through their economic prosperity, but they also have an ideology. AKP did not reveal it until they took complete control of the State. Enjoy Sunni Nationalism, its what Turkey deserves after re-electing Erdogan 3 elections in a row.

Nikos T.

12/17/2012 5:22:38 PM

RIP Turkish Republic


12/17/2012 5:21:09 PM

The study of religious doctrines, dogmas and creeds should be left and or made available to those who have an interest and or an inclination to study theology. Forcing this on prospective university students who may not be interested is very undemocratic, to say the least. Furthermore it reinforces as well as validates the West's unfavorable perceptions regarding Turkey's incompatibility with liberal and democratic standards and norms. Regards
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