PKK terror attacks damage seven schools in Turkey’s east

PKK terrorists attack on 7 schools in east of Turkey which do not comply with boycott call

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Despite the terror threats, teachers were ready at the schools to welcome their students for the new school year in east of Turkey

The governorate of Mus announced on Thursday that militants of outlawed PKK carried out terror attacks on seven schools in the province which did not comply with the boycott request of the organizations affliated with the outlawed group. 

The officials reported that seven schools in the province were damaged as all the windows of the buildings were broken down. 

The governor Seddar Yavuz said after the attacks on the schools in Bulanik district that they would put all the efforts for the students to provide the best education services. 

‘’ We are trying to do our best for the education of our children while the terror organisation targets our schools. We and our people condemn these terror attacks vehemently,’’Yavuz also said.

Yavuz called on locals saying that ‘’Our people should not be worried about the incident as we are determined to take all the measures for the sake of education."

Accordingly, he said ‘’We will fight against all those who kill people and we will ensure the security in our city’’.

A high school in southeastern province of Van and an elementary school in central Diyarbakir were also targeted by PKK terrorists with bombs in terror attacks on Wednesday as a call of PKK-affiliated groups on students to boycott schools ahead of the school year did not find a response among locals.

Moreover, a possible terror attack on Hundredth Year Elementary School in Diyarbakir was prevented by security forces as a hand-made bomb was discovered hidden by PKK terrorists on the windowsill of the school’s library.

Meanwhile, media reports suggested that the boycott call of PKK-affiliated groups did not find a response among residents in eastern and southeastern Turkey as schools were flocked with students for the start of the new school year.

Despite the threats, teachers were ready at the schools to welcome their students for the new school year. However, a minority of parents who were concerned over the terror threats did not send their children to schools.


TRTWorld and agencies