Selin ATAY-TDO- "As of September 2020, foreign language and culture classes in schools across France will be cancelled." French President Emmanuel Macron said.
"We must fight the intrusions of foreigners in schools and mosques." Macron said and he stressed that he had no plans to target Islam
Stating that the problem was not the Muslim French, “As president of France, it annoys me that the schools of the Republic have lessons that the state cannot control, " Macron said. Also, they can't get a check on the curriculum” which pose “a problem" for Macron.
"The teachers who give these courses will be subject to control. These teachers must speak French, obey the law " Macron said there had been negotiations on the issue of education with Tunisia, Turkey and Morocco for the completion of these courses.
Macron stated that they had agreed with 8 countries in France, which provide native language and culture education, to switch to the “international education in foreign languages” system, but he said he could not agree with Turkey on this issue.
It is stated that the new system will be introduced with the agreed countries from September 2020. "If an agreement cannot be reached with Turkey and if Turkey does not accept the new system, we will end all lessons." said Macron. In this case, they would provide Turkish lessons “themselves."