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A Maarif school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, continues education during the pandemic. Photo: Maarif Schools Sarajevo
The presidential decree hiking the Maarif Foundation budget was published in the Official Gazette on Thursday. Its annual budget is now 1.23 billion lira, or about 140 million euros. This money will come from the general budget of the Education Ministry, MEB.
Turkey on Jan. 27 observed the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the victims of the genocide under the Nazi regime of Germany.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited all humanity to adopt a global attitude towards genocide and crimes against humanity and to display this attitude with determination.
Human and minority rights, the rule of law and media freedom remain endangered in several Southeast and Central European countries in 2020, especially in the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch, HRW, said in its latest report published on Wednesday.
The report looks at over 60 countries, among them Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Hungary and Poland.
The best-known among them is the Sejdic-Finci case, brought by Dervo Sejdic and Jakob Finci, members of Bosnia's Roma and Jewish communities who, under Bosnia's postwar constitution, are barred from running for parliament or the presidency given that they do not belong to any of the country's 'constituent peoples' - Croats, Bosniaks or Serbs.