3. "Ottoman" change in Saudi curriculum
"Ottoman" change in Saudi curriculum

"Ottoman" change in Saudi curriculum

The change in the school curriculum of Saudi Arabia claimed that the Ottoman Empire was the occupying power.


Saudi Arabia, which carries the difficulties in its relations with Turkey to education policy, has changed its secondary school curriculum.

The Ottoman State, which had previously been informed in textbooks as a "Caliphate" with the change made by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, was described as an "occupying" power.

With the change that the Ottomans were removed from the fifth-grade curriculum of primary school and added to the secondary school curriculum, it is also claimed that the Ottomans were hostile to Saudi Arabia, inciting countries in the region against Saudis and pressuring Arab merchants.

Saying that the Ottomans allied with Germany during the First World War, in the new curriculum it is claimed that people in Medina forced to emigrate, the children taken from their families were recruited to the Ottomans, some of the Medinans immigrated to Damascus and their property was looted.

The curriculum also argued that personal items found in Turkey belonging to the Prophet Muhammad were forcibly confiscated and brought to Istanbul.



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