Constitution of 1982 as amended 17 October 2001.
The Turkish State, with its territory and nation, is an indivisible entity. Its language is Turkish.
All individuals are equal without any discrimination before the law, irrespective of language, race, colour, sex, political opinion, philosophical belief, religion and sect, or any such considerations.
...No language other than Turkish shall be taught as a mother tongue
to Turkish citizens at any institutions of training or education. Foreign
languages to be taught in institutions of training and education and
the rules to be followed by schools conducting training and education
in a foreign language shall be determined by law.
The "Atatürk High Institution of Culture, Language and History"
shall be established as a public corporate body, under the moral aegis
of Atatürk, under the supervision of and with the support of the
President of the Republic, attached to the Office of the Prime Minister,
and composed of the Atatürk Centre of Research, the Turkish Language
Society, the Turkish Historical Society and the Atatürk Cultural
Centre, in order to conduct scientific research, to produce publications
and to disseminate information on the thought, principles and reforms
of Atatürk, Turkish culture, Turkish history and the Turkish language.
The financial income of the Turkish Language Society and Turkish Historical
Society, bequeathed to them by Atatürk in his will are reserved
and shall be allocated to them accordingly.
The establishment, organs, operating procedures and personnel matters
of the Atatürk High Institution of Culture, Language and History,
and its authority over the institutions within it, shall be regulated
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