KTOEÖS: We Will Not Yield in the Teacher's Struggle Despite All Attacks
The President of the Cyprus Turkish Secondary Education Teachers' Union (KTOEÖS), Selma Eylem, has issued a statement in response to derogatory remarks made about teachers in a televised program.
Selma Eylem, strongly condemned derogatory remarks made about teachers in a televised program. She emphasized that the language used was unacceptable and not forgivable, even if an apology is offered. Eylem stated that they would exercise all legal rights available to them in response to these remarks.
In her statement, Eylem suggested that those who benefit from and maintain this system may have assigned someone to attack teachers in order to divert attention from injustices and inequalities. However, she made it clear that teachers would continue their struggle against impositions and would not yield to those who attack their dignity, reputation, freedoms, and rights.
Eylem also highlighted various issues within the education system, including alleged favoritism, corruption, and the imposition of changes without proper preparation or organization. She criticized the increase in teaching hours under the "full-day" system without adequate infrastructure and the negative impact on students' basic needs and safety.