Four Turkish teachers were sued over a social media post that included sentiments of animosity against the Kurds and the Kurdish language, Mezopotamya Agency reported on Monday.
The racist social media post in question showed the elementary school teachers posing in front of a welcome sign at the entrance of the Kurdish-majority district of Karayazı (Gogsî) as they exhibited an obscene hand gesture targeting Kurdish words on the sign.
The picture that was shared in May prompted reactions on social media, with many calling for the teachers to be dismissed from their jobs.
Following the incident, the bar association in Diyarbakır (Amed) filed a complaint against the teachers on grounds that they openly insulted a certain segment of the society based on discrimination of class, race, religion, sect, gender or regional identity.
The indictment that was prepared by the Karayazı chief public prosecutor’s office was accepted by a court in Karayazı.
The first hearing of the case will be held on 8 Nov.