Turkey - Teachers reassigned against their wish - September 30, 2017

The Union of Education Workers (Eğitim-Sen) announced that 682 of its member teachers in the south-eastern provinces of Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, and Gaziantep have been assigned to different schools against their wishes, just a few days before schools are reopened for the new academic year. One of the reasons cited for the compulsory reassignments is reported to be ‘participation in marches not in line with the Turkish Republic’s fight against terrorism, in which slogans of “murderer state” were shouted’. The union said in a press meeting that its members had been reassigned to various Central Anatolian provinces, and the union fears the teachers may face attacks in their reassigned areas.

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