The Turkish Envoy to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, has approached the Nigerian Government to close 17 Turkish schools in Nigeria for their charged connections with a development his administration says was included in the July 15 fizzled overthrow endeavor in Turkey.
The minister, who decided when the bad habit executive, Senate Board of trustees on Outside Undertakings, Shehu Sani, paid him a politeness visit, said the Turkish Government had nothing to do with the schools.
As indicated by the minister, examinations by the Turkish government demonstrated that a development drove by US-based Fethullah Gulen was in charge of the fizzled overthrow endeavor, which guaranteed more than 200 lives.
He said the Turkish government was separating itself from any school bearing the nation’s name in Nigeria, including that while the nation had schools in different nations, it had none in Nigeria.
“We are asking for the Nigerian Government to shut down the schools.
“I have asked for formally, both orally and in composing, the conclusion of these schools. Likewise, I have sent a letter to Mr Geoffrey Onyeama (Remote Priest) and Mr Abba Kyari (Head of Staff to the President) about this subject and asked for their backing for the conclusion of the schools.
“I will likewise send letters to the Executives of Boards of trustees on Remote Issues in the National Gathering and also the Senate Greater part Pioneer over the issue and I am going to wall some in reports in English on how the gathering individuals are occupied with the armed force, police and the Legal.
“In Nigeria, there are 17 schools, which have a place with the Gulen Development, one in Kano, one in Kaduna, one in Abuja, Lagos and so forth and they are putting forth grants.
“We are beginning some legitimate strategies to remove the name of Turkish from the name of the schools. They are not the schools of the Turkish Government.
“They are deceiving general society and distributing grants to the offspring of the high administration and after they move on from school, they send the youngsters to Turkey to go to their colleges,” he said.
The minister said the Turkish government had shut down all schools connected to the development in Turkey.
“Turkish government has effectively shut down all essential, auxiliary, secondary schools and colleges claimed by the gathering in Turkey.
“In our framework, it is took into account the establishment to set up schools on the off chance that they satisfy a few necessities and that is the manner by which they set up these schools.
“This is an issue that the Turkish Government has joined so much significance.
“As of late, my Priest called Mr Onyeama and informed him about these schools since they are raising assets through the schools and they are utilizing these assets for unlawful exercises.
“This involves national security for us in Turkey. I have directions from my administration to catch up this matter and we will be exceptionally upbeat to get the backing of Nigerian administrators on that issue,” he said.
He guaranteed to connect with other important government authorities on the matter, including that “I will take the matter up to the Elected Official Chamber. I have additionally asked for a group of people with the Priest of Instruction.
“You might know that the administration of Turkey began to examine those in charge of the upset endeavor.
“It is truly clear that the Gulen Development is behind the upset. There are a few affirmations by kept military authorities.
“They are admitting that they are regarding the Gulen Development and they have been individuals from the Gulen Development for quite a while and they have been arranging this upset for quite a while, almost five months.
“The Administration of Turkey has begun to take some legitimate activities against the pioneer of the development. He is presently situated in the Assembled States. His removal is a lawful matter amongst Turkey and Joined States,” he said.
On the relations amongst Nigeria and Turkey, the represetative said he was idealistic that the exchange between the two nations, which declined because of the drop in oil cost, would get soon.
The Appointee Administrator, Senate Advisory group on Remote Issues, Mr. Sani, said Turkey had the authentic right to be worried about its security in perspective of the fizzled upset endeavor.
He, in any case, asked the Turkish government to work inside the ambits of the law in conveying those in charge of the occurrence to book.
“I think the world ought to distinguish and prevail upon you in light of the fact that if the overthrow had succeeded there could have been carnage.
“You have a true blue right to keep on raising them and for our administration to investigate them.
“One thing I will say is that I will encourage you to utilize the instrument of majority rules system, freedom and protected right to convey to book the individuals who are included in that,” he said.