'African countries see FETO as threat to security'

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation official says African countries have taken action against FETO

'African countries see FETO as threat to security'

World Bulletin / News Desk

African countries see the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) as a threat to their internal security and have started taking action against the organization, officials have indicated.

Turkey has warned African countries against FETO, which Ankara holds responsible for the attempted coup which martyred at least 248 people and wounded around 2,200 others.

"Many countries have started taking action against the organization. We started initiatives to get the African Union to put FETO on their terror list," Hasan Yavuz, the deputy chairman of Turkey's Maarif (Education) Foundation told on Monday.

Last year, Turkey created the Maarif Foundation to establish schools and education centers abroad.

Yavuz said the goal was not only to take over the FETO-linked schools but to open new ones, especially on the African continent. 

FETO, led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, is accused of running hundreds of schools, charity foundations and nongovernmental organizations globally, and has been blamed by Turkey of orchestrating the defeated coup of July last year.

The government has launched widespread initiatives worldwide to shut down such institutions or take control of them.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Mart 2017, 11:02