More than 100 teachers from schools in Pakistan said to be linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) have been told to leave the country, according to a document seen by Anadolu Agency
More than 100 teachers from schools in Pakistan said to be linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) have been told to leave the country, according to a document seen by Anadolu Agency.
In a notification from the Interior Ministry to Fesih Celik, CEO of Pak-Turk Education Foundation, the teachers are told their visas will not be extended and they are ordered to leave by Nov. 20.
A ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, confirmed the note applied to 108 teachers.
Turkey has requested that Pakistan close dozens of schools, colleges and businesses it says are part of the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) network. The group is accused of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey and the notification came ahead of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two-day visit to Pakistan on Wednesday.
“The ministry has already issued an exit permit, without overstay charges, in favor of these foreigners,” the notification, dated Nov. 14, said.
FETO affiliated PakTurk foundation is said to operate 28 schools across Pakistan.
Led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, FETO is accused of orchestrating Turkey’s July 15 coup plot as well as being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.
The July 15 defeated coup left 246 people death and nearly 2,200 injured.