Student who insulted teacher ordered to plant 200 saplings as punishment in northwestern Turkey
TEKİRDAĞA female student was ordered to plant 200 saplings by a court over punishment for insulting her teacher in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ.
The incident occurred in a high school in Tekirdağ’s Çerkezköy district. A high school teacher, identified by the initials D.B., filed a complaint against the student, identified by her initials E.İ.S., to the Çerkezköy Chief Prosecution Office, saying her student had insulted her and tried to batter her.
The prosecutor’s office transferred the case to an official mediator in the district as part of the “compromise bill,” which entered into force in 2016.
According to the bill, a criminal prosecution can be settled if the victim of the crime and the suspect agree.
Instead of paying a fine or serving a prison sentence, the teacher requested from the mediator that her student plant 200 saplings as punishment. After E.İ.S. accepted this decision, the funding for 200 saplings was credited to the Lüleburgaz District Forestry Directorate’s account in the northwestern province of Kırklareli.
The student delivered the receipt to the Tekirdağ Forestry Directorate.
As a result of the mediation law, Selçuk Akman, the chief prosecutor carrying out the investigation, decided the case would not be prosecuted and closed the case.