Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters during an event in Ankara, Turkey on Tuesday May 8, 2018. (Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)
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Turkey on Thursday suspended the opening of any new French studies departments at its universities, an education official said, amid a growing row with France over a call there for some passages to be removed from the Koran.An official of Turkey's Higher Education Board said Turkish universities would not open any new French departments and that 16 existing departments without enrolled students would not be allowed to admit any new students.The move to impose limitations on French departments was part of a "reciprocity" relationship with France, the official said, adding that there were no bachelor's programs offering Turkish literature in France.
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