Ministry of Education
Turkey’s Ministry of Education has finally announced that it will delay face-to-face education until September 21. But dilemmas and questions remain.
Turkey’s two largest education unions said that the use of schoolyards for mass Friday prayers of Muslims was “unconstitutional” as schools are public venues, and should be equally distanced from all faiths. The Education Ministry also assigned teachers to assist in the prayer ceremony by handing out hand sanitizer and ensuring social distancing.
Opposition deputy Tuma Çelik urged the Turkish government to open schools that teach in Assyrian. The Treaty of Lausanne mandates the government to provide education opportunities in minorities' native languages in areas where their population is dense, he noted.
Today, while all the decision-makers are already in coronavirus quarantine, working through the videoconferencing system, the workload of intelligence services must have multiplied! Now, which intelligence officer is covering which leader’s screen, who knows!