‘No one has the right to hinder children’s education’
GAZIANTEP - Reacting to the call to boycott the schools, NGOs emphasized that no one has the right to hinder children’s education opportunity.
Head of Egitim-Bir-Sen (Union of Education) Gaziantep branch Ahmet Gok condemned the other so called associations for education for not reacting to PKK’s call to boycott the schools.
Indicating that no one has such a right to obstruct the right of having education, Ahmet Gok marked that, “People haven’t promoted PKKs call to boycott the schools to take attention for education in mother tongue.”
Stating that PKK’s brutal actions will affect education adversely, Gok drew attention that this attempt aimed to distract people’s desire for having education.
Saying that the state must protect its citizens in the region, Gok added that, “PKK’s brutal actions of course affect the education adversely. This organization’s call to boycott education season gives us hints about what kind of a party they are. We are facing an organization that even tries to ban people’s education right. At that point the NGOs must raise their voice against this. And the ones who speak up must be supported and protected by government.”
Condemning PKK and its all proxies’ call to hinder children’s education right, Gok remarked that, “State must protect people and actors in the region. In this context, like one of our compatriots who didn’t let the ditch to be dug in front of his house in Sur district of Diyarbakır, government must protect and support the ones who stand against that power. State must take necessary measures. I hereby again condemn the outlawed organization’s call to boycott the education.”
Indicating that people’s education right cannot be inhibited, Gok said that, “Upon some occasions the ones who call and support to send girls to schools now behave controversially and tries to prevent boys and girls to get education. To encourage public not to pay attention to this call, NGOs must raise their voice against them. May God help people in the region. At that point everybody must shoulder responsibility.” (ILKHA)