Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) linked schools in Democratic Republic of Congo was handed over to the Turkish Maarif Foundation.
According to the statement of the Turkish Maarif Foundation (TMV), the transfer of FETÖ-linked education complex in the capital city Kinshasa which has nursery school, primary, secondary and high school with a capacity of 1200 students was performed with a ceremony with the participation of the authorities from the Ministry of National Education of Congo and administrators of TMV.
The comments of head of TMV Prof. Dr. Birol Akgün were included in the statement and he underlined that the foundation of brotherhood bridge has been laid between Turkey and Democratic Republic of Congo and focused on the importance of cooperation in the field of education to strengthen this foundation.
"As from today, 4 FETÖ-linked schools in the capital city Kinshasa have been handed over to the Turkish Maarif Foundation. We will put all our efforts with our team to provide the best and top-quality education for the citizens of Democratic Republic of Congo. I believe that our schools will present the mission of Turkey and contribute to the education in the country. Education will act as a permanent stand between two countries for the long term. I hereby thank Democratic Republic of Congo authorities for their support in our Foundation." Akgün said.
"We have taken over 104 schools in 15 African countries.”
Board Member of TMV in charge of Africa region, Ambassador pointed out that the support of Turkey for Africa increasingly continues in recent years.
"We have taken over 104 schools from FETÖ in 15 African countries. Guinea, Somalia, Sudan, Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Tunisia, Senegal, Chad, Gabon, Burundi and Cote d'Ivoire are among those countries. The recent transferred schools will be renovated without preventing the students from receiving education. Our schools will continue to provide education in more contemporary outlook in Democratic Republic of Congo.
The agreement on transfer of FETÖ-linked schools in Democratic Republic of Congo to the Turkish Maarif Foundation was concluded in 18th July 2018.