Official replaced for not launching probe into teachers attending Gezi protests in Adana
ADANA - Cihan News Agency
The Adana Governorship has demanded an investigation into 144 public workers.A senior education official has been discharged after deciding that there was no need for an investigation into education workers who attended the Gezi Park protests in Adana.
Ülkü Aydoğan, the head of the Inspection Board at the Adana Provincial Directorate for National Education, had ended a preliminary examination that was kicked off in June by the Adana Governorship into 129 teachers, on accusations of “organizing, leading, attending the Gezi protests" and "sedition."
Aydoğan was in charge of the requested probe, but after deciding that it the continuation of the investigation was not necessary, he was removed from his position at the inspection board in September.
Oğuz Kaya was appointed to the post, and has since re-launched the preliminary examination and decided for the opening of an investigation into 129 teachers. The total number of public workers included in the probe is 144.
Kamuran Karaca, branch head of the Education and Science Personnel Union (Eğitim-Sen), said the investigation was continuing “with ugly methods.”
Karaca added that public workers were worried that they may face severe punishments as part of the investigation.