Belgian politicians angry over Turkish lessons in Flemish schools

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Belgian State Secretary for poverty, equal opportunities Zuhal Demir

Belgian politicians angry over Turkish lessons in Flemish schools


The Belgian federal secretary of state for equal opportunities, Zuhal Demir, publicly criticised the practice of teachers being paid by the Turkish government for giving extracurricular Turkish-language lessons in schools in Ghent.

Demir, who hails from the Flemish nationalist the New Flemish Alliance is herself of Kurdish-Turkish origin but described the lessons as “subsidised anti-integration”. Demir received widespread criticism for stating that the Flemish Christian Party CD&V is th...


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