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Save our Turkish exams

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Turkish GCSE and A level exams are to be abolished because the OCR examination board says there is “low demand” for the qualification.

The decision will deprive Turkish-speaking students in the UK of a vital qualification on their way to university and perhaps their only opportunity to learn the language of their ancestors.

It's also a damaging decision for other students and Britain. No Turkish classes means fewer people able to trade, engage and develop our relationship with Turkey in future generations.

The UK Government was not responsible for the decision to scrap Turkish GCSEs and A levels, but it can pressure the OCR to reverse the decision. The issue will be debated in the House of Commons on the afternoon of Tuesday, 24 April 2015.

Londra Gazete urges everyone to sign the petition, lobby their MP, and try and to save our Turkish exams for future generations.

Visit Londra Gazete's website in English or in Turkish to read more coverage of the campaign.

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