Turkey’s Maarif teaches 30,000 students in 35 countries
A Turkish public education body is educating 30,000 students in 35 different countries, the body’s head told Anadolu Agency on June 16.
“We provide education to around 30,000 students in 270 schools in 35 countries,” he said.
Akgün said they have assumed administration of nearly 200 schools in 17 countries linked to the
FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt in Turkey.
He said the process of ex-FETÖ schools coming under Maarif administration and the process of opening new schools are both ongoing.
Akgün said they have opened 71 new schools in 16 countries to provide alternative schools in strategically priority areas and satisfy the education need of the Turkish diaspora.
He added that since the foundation’s establishment three years ago, they have established relations with 100 countries.
Ankara accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and academia.