Don’t Drop Teaching of Evolution in Schools

Target: İsmet Yılmaz, Minister of Education, Turkey

Goal: Don’t replace the teaching of evolution with religious ideology in secular schools.

Students in Turkey will no longer learn evolution in their science classes. The Turkish government scrapped the lesson from high schools across the nation in favor of a “values-based curriculum” that focuses on creationism.

Now, only college students will learn about evolution. However, this will leave millions of young people who don’t go to college in the dark. They’ll be left behind others in the rest of the world.

Evolution is supported by science, though it remains highly debated, even in America. However, Turkish schools should not be places where religion is taught. There should be a clear separation of church and state as there is in any other secular nation. Sign the petition and demand that evolution not be scrapped from public schools in Turkey. Religious ideology should not replace education and science.


Dear Minister Yılmaz,

Public schools in Turkey will soon scrap lessons on evolution. Eliminating lessons on evolution will put Turkish school children far behind the rest of the developed world and potentially impact the number of scientists, biologists, and doctors the country produces.

Religion is for the church, mosque, or home. Science is for the classroom. I ask that you end plans to eliminate evolution from school lessons and support the education of your nation’s future generations.


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  1. Turkey needs to COME OUT of the dark ages, not take huge steps back into the bronze and iron ages from where the history of Islam originates – the made-up story of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
    Eliminating the teaching of evolution in schools and teaching creationism only, is shocking, and very disconcerting. It should not happen.

  2. Turkey needs to teach evolution. It is important that all people are taught the truth.

  3. Jacqui Skill says:

    The epitome of ignorance and backwardsness…get with it Turkey..come out of the dark ages of stupidity!

  4. The worst crime a government can do is promote ignorance!
    Ignorance = easy manipulation = killing of Free Thinking!

  5. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    evolution is based on science right?

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