Scientific Conflict in Turkey

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The Turkish government’s refusal to fund a summer school course on evolution has brought into sharp focus the divisions between political Islam and secular society in Turkey.

In school creationism is taught alongside evolution, though studies show there is more emphasis on the former. Many scientists see these moves as part of an anti-science agenda from the Islamist government. However the government points out it is still the largest funder of scientific research in Turkey.

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Sun 14 Jul 2013 04:32 GMT
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