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Turkish NGO takes over FETO schools

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A Turkish state-supported NGO is gearing up to take over schools in Ethiopia linked to the group blamed for last year’s defeated coup in Turkey, said NGO officials.


"We have started the establishment of the Maarif Foundation in Ethiopia following the Ethiopian president's decision to shut down schools” in six different campuses and allow their takeover, said Adem Koc, Maarif's central coordinator.

All the schools in question have been run by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group blamed by Ankara of being behind last July’s coup attempt, which martyred 249 people and injured some 2,200.

The terrorist group is also known for its network of hundreds of schools around the world.

The Maarif Foundation (TMF) was established after the coup attempt to take over the administration of overseas FETO-linked schools with a

minimum of disruption and to protect the students’ best interests.