The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Office of Syndicates and Sports Unions met with the General Syndicate of Syrian Teachers to discuss the situation of Syrian teachers in Turkey.
The meeting brought together SOC’s Vice-president, Ruba Habboush, members of the political committee, Abdul Majid Barakat, Muhammad Yahya Maktabi, and Salim al-Khatib, Head of the teachers’ syndicate in Turkey, Mustafa Al-Asa’ad, and members of the Syndicate and teachers in Syria and Turkey.
Al-Asa’ad gave an overview on the Syndicate and its branches in the liberated areas as well as in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey. He talked about the difficulties that Syrian teachers and students are facing in Turkey and the policy of educational integration.
He also highlighted the problems that the Syrian teachers are facing in Turkey, especially after they were assigned to work in Turkish schools.
Maktabi talked about the efforts being made by the Syrian-Turkish Joint Committee to communicate with the Turkish authorities in order to solve the problems facing Syrian refugees in Turkey, including the problems of education.
He stressed the importance of Syrians adapting to the societies of the host countries, pointing to the need for Syrian communities to organize cultural and educational activities in order to teach Syrian children their native language and culture.
For his part, Barakat stressed the importance of holding further meetings between the Syndicate and SOC to formulate a plan of action in order to solve the problems facing teachers and students in Turkey and the liberated areas of Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)