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The Position of the Alliance Schools in Turkey; Statement by the Alliance

March 8, 1924
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The Alliance Israelite Universelle in a statement to the J.T.A. An office on the position of the Alliance schools in Turkey, writes:

The various measures which have been taken by the Turkish Government affecting the private schools in Turkey have caused much difficulty to the schools of the Alliance in that country.

1. Friday is now the compulsory rest day, and as Saturday is strictly observed in the Alliance schools the pupils, are compelled to ke## away from school two days in the week, which is prejudicial to their studies.

2. All the teachers must be of Ottoman nationality.

3. Instruction in the Turkish language must be given by Moslem teachers, to the exclusion of teachers belonging to the Jewish on Christian denominations. In consequence we are compelled to dismiss all non-Moslem teachers.

4. Our schools are not allowed to choose their Turkish teachers; these are appointed by the Government, which also fixes their salaries. The salaries have to be met by the schools.

The effect of these measures, above all the last, is to increase the expenses of the Alliance schools, as a result of which their very existence is menaced.

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