Serhat TUNAR -TDO- French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking on the fight against Islam-based separatism, announced an end to the practice of imams from abroad. In addition, teachers coming from abroad for foreign language education from next school year will no longer be able to teach in France.
The decision is expected to be influenced by imams affiliated with the Turkish Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), who work in many mosques in France, and Turkish and Turkish Culture teachers affiliated with the Ministry of National Education.
The reform project aims to end imams financed by foreign countries, especially Turkey, Algeria and Morocco, and replace them with imams who have studied in France and speak French.
As is known, 150 of the 300 foreign imams who regularly serve in France come from Turkey and 120 from Algeria. On the other hand, imams sent in private during the month of Ramadan will no longer be accepted.