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Ikram Korkmaz, the Turkish Muslim culinary student told by his school in Valby that he would fail to graduate if he refused to taste dishes containing pork or wine, has been informed by the school's headteacher that he is now exempt from such measures. However, it is unclear at present how this will affect the complaint Korkmaz submitted to the Education Ministry last month.

"The school's headteacher [Søren Kühlwein Kristiansen] has indicated that in cases like Ikram Korkmaz's, the student can ask other students to taste the dish on their behalf, if they themselves don't wish to," Mette Klingsey Møller, a spokesperson for the Education Ministry, told The Copenhagen Post.

The Copenhagen Hospitality College, which is situated in Valby, had originally told Korkmaz, who enrolled in January, that he needed to taste all his dishes in order to graduate.


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