Teachers strike against gov’t education policies
SİNOP - Doğan News Agency
In Black Sea province of Sinop, police used tear gas on teachers who demanded to make a statement in front of the governor’s office building.Teachers, members of the Turkish education union Eğitim-Sen, went on strike Sept. 24 in protest of the government’s education policies.
In Black Sea province of Sinop, police used tear gas on teachers who demanded to make a statement in front of the governor’s office building.
One woman was wounded from being hit on the head by a tear gas canister, while many of the teachers were negatively affected by the tear gas.
Several education unions decided to hold one day strikes in public schools across Turkey. The teachers had demanded an “end to political moves in the education system and the compulsory rotations of teachers and principals,” while they also demanded permanent solutions to the problems.
In the Bursa province, teachers danced the traditional “halay” during the strike.
In Kayseri, a group of protesters marched to the local Education Ministry building with local musical instruments as part of the strike.