Recep Erdogan: German fury as teachers banned from mentioning Christmas at Istanbul school | World | News | Daily Express

“According to Deutsche Welle, the email told teachers there must be “no sharing of Christmas traditions and Christian festivals in lessons, Christmas must not be treated as a subject and you must not sing Christmas songs”.

GERMAN politicians have reacted with open fury after teachers at a school for expat children in Turkey were reportedly banned from even mentioning Christmas in the classroom.

By NICK GUTTERIDGE
PUBLISHED: 17:23, Sun, Dec 18, 2016 | UPDATED: 18:15, Sun, Dec 18, 2016

Berlin expressed complete dismay at the draconian ruling apparently made by officials in Istanbul, saying it was an example of how the country is turning into an ”Islamic dictatorship” under president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In an internal email, sent out by school management and reported by German media, teachers were allegedly ordered not to put up Christmas decorations in classrooms or teach their pupils anything about the festive season.

The instructions were reportedly so severe that teachers are banned from mentioning the topic of Christmas altogether. According to Deutsche Welle, the email told teachers there must be “no sharing of Christmas traditions and Christian festivals in lessons, Christmas must not be treated as a subject and you must not sing Christmas songs”.

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