Preparation for the new scholar year in northern Syria and textbooks

Following the PKK’s control of the Kurdish regions of northern Syria, the group also underwent extensive changes in education, dismantling the decades-old education system approved by UN educational institutions. The PKK Published new books. In the new education system, the Arabic language was gradually eliminated, and religious schools were abolished, especially for religious minorities such as Christians. In the new system, the lesson of the Qur’an was eliminated for the Kurds who are Muslims.

Examining the new books, we can easily see: Abdullah Ocalan’s picture as a “holy” person is included in the books. Photo of armed members of the PKK in its uniform, descriptions in praise of their armed and violent actions are important parts of the new books.

Experts consider these books to be partisan statements aimed at promoting violence, and no country nor institution recognizes this educational system.

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