Turkish Cypriot on trial for ‘battering police’

Turkish Cypriot teachers gathered in front of northern Nicosia’s district court on Friday morning to protest against the criminal cases opened against 22 of their colleagues.


Charges of “battering the police” were filed against 22 teachers last week, based on a protest which took place outside the north’s ‘education ministry’ in August last year.

Friday is also commemorated as teachers’ day in the north, and this fact did not go unnoticed by those who spoke at the teachers’ gathering.

Cyprus Turkish secondary education teachers’ union (Ktoeos) chairwoman Selma Eylem said the cases had been filed “for no reason, just because the…

Source:www.cyprus-mail.com

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