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Articles from Turkey

  1. Equity and inclusion 31 May 2021

    Education International strongly condemns Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

    Education International Executive Board Statement

    The 2011 Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence is a landmark instrument that recognises the structural nature of gender-based violence and provides a clear roadmap for States to prevent, prosecute and eliminate gender-based violence and domestic violence.

    Education International strongly condemns Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 July 2019

    #OffTrack #0: Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    In 2015, governments committed to achieve inclusive, equitable, quality education for all by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal 4, SDG 4). Four years later, the world is severely off track to achieve the goal. This mini blog series illustrates some of the many obstacles to the achievement of SDG 4, from...

    #OffTrack #0: Educators Assess Progress Towards SDG 4, by David Edwards.
  3. Democracy 6 March 2019

    Education unions join in solidarity with Turkish teachers

    Education trade unionists from around the world meet in Ankara on 6 and 7 March for the “Education Trade Unions, Rights, Freedoms and Governments International Symposium”, in solidarity with embattled Turkish education unionists struggling for the respect of their rights, their profession and for education as a whole.

    Education unions join in solidarity with Turkish teachers
  4. Union growth 20 December 2018

    #UDHR70 - “Teachers must feel safe for educating free generations”, by Özgür Bozdogan

    Özgür Bozdogan

    After the failed coup attempt on 15th of July, 2016, in Turkey, a state of emergency was declared on the 20th of July. The state of emergency was used to attack all opposition groups. This power grab was used to obtain further power as the Government issued decrees which enabled...

    #UDHR70 - “Teachers must feel safe for educating free generations”, by Özgür Bozdogan
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 18 October 2018

    Education unionists add their voice in defence of freedom of expression

    Education International has joined the International Federation of Journalists and supported the calls made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urging the Governments of Saudi Arabia and Turkey to investigate the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    Education unionists add their voice in defence of freedom of expression
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 18 July 2018

    Making the voice of teachers heard at the International Labour Conference, by Cécile Kohler

    Cécile Kohler

    Cécile Kohler, head of international relations for the FNEC FP-FO (France), took part in the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference held in Geneva from May 28 to June 8, 2018, as a delegate of Education International. Here she talks about the conference and, in particular, her involvement in...

    Making the voice of teachers heard at the International Labour Conference, by Cécile Kohler
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2018

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  8. Equity and inclusion 15 March 2018

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP

    Silvia Costa

    Refugees and migrants education, especially minors, is a top priority, the best way to empower them and foster their integration, but also one of the principles on which the EU is funded. It is incredible, though, that education of migrants - especially forced migrants and refugees - seems to be...

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 4 August 2017

    Turkey: Threat of curriculum manipulation to replace science with Islamic worldview

    Secularism – the division between state and religious institutions –, a historic value of the Turkish political system, is being undermined by changes to the country’s school curriculum, which propose to oust the scientific theory of evolution in favour of an Islamic worldview.

    Turkey: Threat of curriculum manipulation to replace science with Islamic worldview
  10. Union renewal and development 14 July 2017

    Zeynep Güneş and Ümit Aktaş: “We learnt of our dismissal in lists published on the Internet”

    Zeynep Güneş and Ümit Aktaş arrived in Istanbul this year from Mardin, a town in south-east Turkey. They taught for several years at the primary school there, including during the war and the curfews. Their arrival in Istanbul signalled a new departure, that began with their marriage in Mardin.

    Zeynep Güneş and Ümit Aktaş: “We learnt of our dismissal in lists published on the Internet”
  11. Union renewal and development 14 July 2017

    Context: 1540 Egitim-Sen teachers and academics dismissed

    Since the attempted coup in Turkey last summer and the introduction of the state of emergency, which has been in force since July 2016, the government has launched a massive witch hunt to ''rid the country” of so-called “terrorists and traitors".

    Context: 1540 Egitim-Sen teachers and academics dismissed
  12. Union renewal and development 11 July 2017

    Mithat Güley: ''I thought about starting a hunger strike''

    Mithat Güley taught biology at a high school for 16 years. At the start of the 2016-17 academic year, whilst on his way to school in the small town of Adiyaman, in the south-east of the country, Mithat received a phone call from a friend. He was told his name...

    Mithat Güley: ''I thought about starting a hunger strike''
  13. Union renewal and development 11 July 2017

    Ismet Akça: ''I no longer have a passport, I cannot leave the country''

    Ismet Akça had been an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Yıldız in Istanbul for 15 years. He has also been a member of the Executive of the university branch of the Eğitim-Sen for many years.

    Ismet Akça: ''I no longer have a passport, I cannot leave the country''
  14. Union growth 14 June 2017

    Turkey: Urgent action needed

    International pressure on the Turkish government is rising since the arrest of the Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kılıç. He has been detained on bogus charges of terrorism since 6 June.

    Turkey: Urgent action needed
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 June 2017

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession

    Howard Stevenson

    The challenges that face teachers often look very similar around the world. Global league tables are often behind the relentless pressure to drive test scores up, whilst the forces of global economic competition explain a race to the bottom on teachers’ working conditions. Teachers experience ever rising workloads, but perhaps...

    Teacher union renewal: developing the power of the profession