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Education in the crosshairs in southeastern Turkey

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Turkish police arrest a teacher wearing a T-shirt reading "Don't touch my teacher!" in Diyarbakir on September 24, 2016.
Turkish police arrest a teacher wearing a T-shirt reading "Don't touch my teacher!" in Diyarbakir on September 24, 2016. Ilyas Akengin/AFP

Educators in Turkey are one of the groups that are being targeted in a government crackdown in south-eastern region of Turkey. More than 12,000 teachershave been suspended for alleged links to the Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, already. In the first report on a series about the region and its relationship with the central government, Dorian Jones reports from Diyarbakır. 

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