Syriacs dispute claims in school history book
- Syriacs dispute claims in school history book
Representatives of Turkey’s Syriac Christian community have claimed that a section in a 10th grade history course book pertaining to events around the time of World War I misrepresents their history and fans the flames of enmity toward them.
“A classroom textbook ought to be [written] in a way that [reinforces] the unity of citizens. The text in this book has been penned in a way that would cause the people in this country to view Syriacs in a different [light],” Syriac writer Markus Ürek said.
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