Yusuf Tekin

School vice principal fatally shot outside home in Kocaeli

The vice principal of a high school in the northwestern city of Kocaeli was shot and killed outside his home by a reported 17-year-old suspect early on June 26.

The suspect remains at large as police intensify their search efforts.

Mahir Çoğaç, 45, was preparing to leave for work around 9 a.m. when he was attacked.

Millions of students begin 3-month summer break

The final bell has tolled across the nation's schools, heralding an approximately three-month-long summer respite for more than 20 million students and 1.2 million teachers.

Millions of students across primary, middle and high schools received their report cards on June 14, reflecting their academic performance throughout the year.

‘I would like to see Halki seminary open,’ Turkish education minister says

Turkish Education Minister, Yusuf Tekin stated on Monday that he would like to see Halki Greek Orthodox seminary open. 

However Tekin clarified that the final decision will be taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan.

Ministry seeks tougher penalties for violence against teachers

The Education Ministry will soon bring an amendment to the parliamentary agenda, aiming to increase penalties for violence against educators in schools by fifty percent, Minister Yusuf Tekin has announced.

His remark came after the killing of a school principal by an expelled student Istanbul's Eyüpsultan district caused outrage both in public and the education community.