The 22 remaining schools run by minority communities of Armenians, Jews and Greeks in Turkey are suffering – both financially and due to the declining number of students. Garo Paylan, an Armenian MP of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), came up with a policy idea at Turkey’s parliament to help the minority schools in the country to survive where on November 2, Paylan submitted a proposal to the Planning and Budget Committee to “increase resources for minority schools” during the 2022 budget meetings of Turkey’s ministry of national education. Sadly, his proposal was rejected by the votes of the deputies of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The deputies of the opposition parties – Good Party (IYI) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) did not vote and abstained.
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