Education

Humanitarian Concerns Mount as Turkish Incursion into Syria Widens

October 10, 2019

Humanitarian concerns are growing as Turkey’s military incursion into northeastern Syria widens and desperate civilians flee on tractors, trucks and motorcycles, becoming the region’s newest refugees. International and local aid agencies fear that hund…

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US to Hand Over to Iraq IS Members Evacuated from Syria

October 10, 2019

The U.S. will hand over to Iraqi authorities nearly 50 Islamic State members who were transferred from Syria in recent days, two Iraqi intelligence officials said Thursday.The officials said the IS members were expected to be handed over by Friday. The…

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Turkey makes Maarif Foundation global education brand

October 2, 2019

Turkish Maarif Foundation has become a global brand of education that provides education from kindergarten to university at all levels, chairman of the foundation said on Tuesday. “We proved ourselves with a developed curriculum and international compa…

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Women Depicted as Passive, Men as Virtuous in School Books

October 1, 2019

The Education Reform Initiative (ERG) has presented its Content of Education Report. Touching upon a series of issues, the report has shown that while women are depicted passive and mostly as mothers in school books, men are depicted virtuous. The Educ…

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Graduates of Maarif schools prefer Turkish universities

September 12, 2019

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation, a public education body abroad, encourages its graduates across the world to attend universities in Turkey. The Turkish government set up the Turkish Maarif Foundation (TMF), soon after the 2016 defeated coup orchestrated by…

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Gender Equality No Longer Among the Objectives of Ministry of Education

September 12, 2019

Education Union (Egitim-Sen) Chair Feray Aytekin – Aydogan has indicated that the Ministry of National Education has made a last-minute change in its Regulation on Social Activities and omitted gender equality from its objectives. According to Feray Ay…

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37 Academics Acquitted So Far

September 11, 2019

Academics Serdar Degirmencioglu and Ozlem Savas have been acquitted by the 30th Heavy Penal Court in line with the Constitutional Court decision. The 25th Heavy Penal Court acquitted 12 academics without a public hearing. Hearing of the academics who h…

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Turkey focuses on improving quality of education

September 9, 2019

Turkey is focused on developing its quality of education, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an opening ceremony of 2019-2020 academic year.”We now need to focus on issues which require more effort and time such as improving quality of education,” …

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