Row over Christmas carols at German school in Turkey

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A security guard walks inside the yard of the German-funded Istanbul High School in Istanbul, Turkey, 19 December 2016.

Row over Christmas carols at German school in Turkey


Another diplomatic row between Turkey and Germany is brewing. The administrators of a prestigious Istanbul high school have reportedly warned teachers over Christian and Christmas-related content in German language classes.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, the Istanbul Lisesi, a state-run high school that offers a curriculum in both German and Turkish, said in a statement that administrators had met the head of the German department over concerns that teachers were devoting too much ti...


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