Selasa , 02 Agustus 2016, 22:02 WIB

Turkis FM presses Pakistan on schools said linked to coup suspect

Red: Julkifli Marbun
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Fethullah Gulen
Fethullah Gulen

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan promised Turkey's visiting foreign minister on Tuesday it would investigate a network of schools Ankara wants shut for alleged links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric it blames for last month's coup attempt.

However, foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz stopped short of agreeing to close PakTurk International Schools and Colleges, which educates 10,000 students and denies any affiliation with the cleric.

The request by Turkey is part of an international campaign by President Tayyip Erdogan against the interests of Fethullah Gulen and his religious movement.

Erdogan and the Turkish authorities blame the cleric and his followers for orchestrating last month's failed military coup, in which more than 230 people were killed.

Sumber : Antara