In the US, opponents of evolution have tried to undercut instruction on the topic by suggesting schools should "teach the controversy."
The national education authorities in Turkey, however, have decided that teachers should avoid any hint of controversy in the classroom.
In service of that goal, the country is pulling evolution out of its high school curriculum entirely.
The change will be implemented during the upcoming school year, 2017-2018.
In Turkey, the curriculum for state-run schools is set by the national government.
The move against education in biology came as the state education authorities were undertaking a review of the national curriculum.