Educators in Turkey are at the center of a government campaign against Kurdish rebels.
More than 12,000 teachers have been suspended for suspected ties to the Kurdish Worker's Party, or PKK.
The campaign has affected schools in Diyarbakir, a city with a large Kurdish population. Almost one-fourth of its 17,000 teachers are suspended.
The teachers are accused of supporting terrorism because they took part in a strike last year. The strikers called for an end to fighting between the PKK and the Turkish government.
Saliha Zorlu is a leader of Diyarbakir's educator's union. She says that she believes there is a larger plan behind the government's crackdown.
Her union, she explains, supports secularism in education and in Turkish society in general. Secularism is the belief that religion should not have a strong influence in education or other public parts of society.
If the union is not active, she says, the education system will change into a religious one.
"We are already seeing signs of this today," Zorlu adds. "During the attack on us, we saw that imams were appointed to state-run dormitories."
Dormitories are the buildings where students live.
Traditionally, Kurds in Turkey are religious conservatives. Religious groups that support the government have recently increased their activities in Kurdish areas. These activities include supporting calls for the region's return to its Islamic roots.
Religious activities are seen as an opposition to the secular PKK.
Like the rest of Turkey, there has been an expansion of religious schooling in the Kurdish region.
The government insists that the teacher's suspensions are about fighting terrorism.
The head of the ruling AKP party in Diyarbakir, Muhammad Akar, said, "In the upcoming days, those who made propaganda for the terror organization, who boycotted schools and who encouraged students to join the terrorists, will be separated from the innocent teachers."
He added "I can say that a significant percentage will be reinstated to their duties, and the others, those who are guilty, will be charged."
The arrests and suspensions of teachers are continuing to fuel anger and protests.
Idris Baluken, a parliamentary group leader of the pro-Kurdish party HDP, warns the suspensions are increasing tensions in the area.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK appears to have a new front line: education. Children and teachers seem likely to be caught in the crossfire.
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1.In the upcoming days, those who made propaganda for the terror organization, who boycotted schools and who encouraged students to join the terrorists, will be separated from the innocent teachers.
be separated from... 与……隔离
Healthy people must be separated fromthose who have been affected.
When you have multiple statements in an SQL script, each statement must be separated from the one that follows by a statement terminator.
如果 SQL 脚本中有多个语句，那么每一个语句都必须用一个语句结束符与前一个语句隔开 。
2.Secularism is the belief that religion should not have a strong influence in education or other public parts of society.
influence in... 对……的影响
And now Russia wants to regain influence in its backyard.
These organisations exert great influence in public life. But we have no means of discovering on whose behalf they do it.
此番行动影响了迪亚巴克尔（有大量库尔德人口的土耳其东南部城市）的诸多院校 。在受波及的17000名教师中，有1/4被停职 。
这些教师被控支持恐怖主义，因为他们参与了去年的罢工 。当时罢工者要求停止库尔德工人党与土耳其政府之间的斗争 。
Saliha Zorlu是迪亚巴克尔教育家联盟的领导人 。她表示，她认为政府此番打压的背后另有更大的计划 。
Saliha说，她所在的教育家联盟总体上支持教育事业和土耳其社会实行宗教与教育分离论 。所谓宗教与教育分离论就是宗教不应过度影响教育或社会的其他公共领域 。
Saliha还表示“我们已经能从今天发生的事情看出端倪 。在对教育工作者的这场打压中，我们看到伊玛目被指派到了国有宿舍中” 。
本来土耳其的库尔德人都是宗教保守主义者 。但最近支持土耳其政府的很多宗教团体增加了他们在库尔德诸多地区的活动 。这些活动包括呼吁该地区皈依伊斯兰教的根上去 。
土耳其政府与库尔德工人党之间的冲突似乎有了新的落脚点：教育 。而孩子们和老师们似乎成了无辜的受害者 。