Turkish Embassy Targets 'Gulen-linked' Cambodia Schools


Turkish embassy targets 'Gulen-linked' Cambodia schools

PHNOM PENH, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th july,2016) - A Turkish official in Cambodia Wednesday called for the closure of schools it says are linked to the cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in Turkey.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed bitter foe Fethullah Gulen for last week's bloody failed putsch and has vowed to root out his network of alleged supporters.

Gulen, who denies involvement in the attempted power grab, is the spiritual leader of the Hizmet movement which operates schools around the world and is also linked to media organisations, businesses and think-tanks. "We know that Fethullah Gulen is behind the coup attempt and we know Zaman schools are affiliated with this person," an official from the Turkish embassy in Cambodia told AFP Wednesday, referring to the Zaman International school in Phnom Penh.