Turkey acquires 5 more FETÖ-linked schools

Turkey acquires 5 more FETÖ-linked schools

KABUL-Anadolu Agency
Turkey acquires 5 more FETÖ-linked schools

Turkey on July 5 took over five additional schools previously run by the FETÖ in Afghanistan.

The schools were handed over to Turkey's Maarif Foundation.

With the move, all 13 FETÖ-run schools in the country have been handed over to the Turkish education body.

Previously, the Turkish Maarif Foundation took over the full authorities of several FETÖ-linked schools in the war-torn country.

Turkey established the Maarif Foundation in 2016 -- after a deadly coup attempt -- to take over the administration of overseas schools linked to FETÖ. The foundation also establishes schools and education centers abroad.

FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016 in Turkey, which left 251 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

The terror group has a considerable presence abroad, including private schools which serve as a revenue stream for the terror group.