According to a source in the mostly ethnic Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, the new school year this September started late for many schools as so many primary school teachers had been purged. (Watch this space for forthcoming updates from Diyarbakir.) Recent graduates were drafted in to fill vacancies. Many Turkish academics elsewhere in the country are still out of work and owed a lot of back-pay as of early October, according to another Gazette source. The British Council Turkey’s Ielts tests went ahead as planned.
Read more on the continuing impact of Turkey’s purge of its education sector. http://newsweekme.com/a-degree-of-uncertainty/