German Professor Forced to Resign after Mentioning Kurdistan

ISTANBUL (Combined Sources)–German Professor at Bilkent University–Diemut Majer–faced protests from his students and had to resign from his job after mentioning Kurdistan in his State Theory class.

Majer–who was explaining the formation of countries according to European Law–used a map issued in Germany that showed parts of southeastern Turkey as Kurdistan. He told students that in Germany–these regions are considered Kurdish.

Students protested–saying that they would leave the class if this map was used. Majer did not use the map again–but several students had already complained about the incident.

Majer said to the few returning students in his second class–"If you don’t accept this reality–it will be difficult for you to enter the EU."

Bilkent University’s Dean of Faculty–Professor Turgut Tan–started an investigation into the matter. Majer was then asked to resign and return to Germany.


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