CHP proposes salary bonus for teachers as Turkey marks Teacher’s Day
“There should be a professional law for teachers that distinguishes them from government officials,” he said.
He said an experienced teacher earns 3,040 Turkish Liras a month, falling below the monthly poverty threshold for a family of four, which is 7,056 liras.
“All of our teachers’ wages are below the poverty line. Let’s legislate a special law and give teachers a wage above the poverty line, without exception. Be sure that no one in parliament would say no to this,” Kılıçdaroğlu said.
“Let’s give [teachers] a decent wage,” he said.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım also marked the day by meeting with 169 teachers from all of Turkey’s 81 provinces.
“Our only expectation from you is to teach our children, our students, to have hope and excitement for the future,” Yıldırım said, addressing the teachers in Ankara.
“Don’t forget to instill love for the country, nation and flag in our children’s minds,” he said.
“The remedy for our biggest trouble, terror, is to weave our unity, togetherness and territorial integrity into the young minds of our children at early ages,” Yıldırım said.