Demirel College to Appeal to Court over Its Closure

The Administration of the Private Demirel College, which was officially closed last week, is going to file a lawsuit and demand the abolition of the decision of the Educational Institution Authorization Board.

The statement of the college administration reads that the Authorization Board made a decision on August 29, 2017 not to grant the authorization to the Demirel College, which means the school cannot continue functioning.

“By this decision the right to education has been limited to 350 students and up to 100 employees face unemployment,” the statement reads.

The Administration stressed that during 2016-2017 years financial police entered the college and they constantly summoned the school staff to the police for questioning.

“The college manager Mustafa Emre Chabuk was detained on ungrounded charges and sentenced to pre-extradition imprisonment, while Demirel College was repeatedly referred to by various media outlets as an institution linked to terrorists,” the statement reads.

The school administration expresses concern over such attitude to Demirel College, which was carrying out educational activities since 1993.

“The private Demirel College will consult with lawyers and non-governmental organizations and in accordance with the law will address the Court to prevent the violation of pupils and teachers' rights,” the statement says.

By Thea Morrison



02 September 2017 16:16