By Sami Kohen, December 11, 2008
Jewish students in Turkish universities will be allowed to stay away from classes on Jewish holidays, according to a decision taken by the High Education Board, which is responsible for curriculum programmes and administrative regulations.
The Board issued an instruction to all Turkish universities to permit
Jewish and Armenian students to take off their respective holidays.
This is the first time that the Turkish education authorities have formally taken such a decision.
Until now, requests by Jews and other religious minorities to take time