2012-06-12

Erdogan: Kurdish Language May Be Taught in Turkish Schools

BBC:
For the first time schools in Turkey will be allowed to teach the Kurdish language as an elective subject, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.

Mr Erdogan told parliament the measure was "a historic step".

Turkey has been fighting Kurdish rebels in the country's southeast for decades. Many Kurds have been campaigning for autonomy and better cultural rights.

Lessons in the Kurdish language will be granted in schools if enough students asked for them, Mr Erdogan said. ...
If he means it, then good on Erdogan. And it's not very often that I say that.