Somaliland deports Fethullah-linked organisation

Maarif Foundation, which was established by Turkey after the failed coup, was handed the management of FETÖ-linked schools in Somaliland

The government of the Republic of Somaliland has recently deported an organization owned by Turkey’s Fethullah Gulen who has been accused of backing the failed coup in Turkey in 2016.

Turkey’s Ambassador in Mogadishu, Mehmet Yılmaz, who recently visited Hargeysa and met President Musa Bihi, has thanked Somaliland government for deporting FETO-backed organization which administered Schools in Hargeisa.

Turkey Ambassador Mehmet Yılmaz and Somaliland President Musa Bihi in Hargeisa
Turkey Ambassador Mehmet Yılmaz and Somaliland President Musa Bihi in Hargeisa

“We welcome the Somaliland deporting FETÖ and handing the management of FETÖ-linked schools over to the Maarif Foundation,”said Ambassador Mehmet Yilmaz. Turkey has identified Fethullah and his organization as terrorists since the failed coup.

The Ambassador did not provide further details on how Somaliland had deported its country from the organization. But Mehmet said this remarks in a hand-over ceremony by which Turkey’s TIKA donated 216 health tools to the Hargeisa General Hospital.

Anadolu News Agency has reported that The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) said that an ultrasound device, echocardiography equipment and autoclave were among the devices and medical equipment provided for the Hargeisa General Hospital.

Turkish Ambassador to Somalia, Mehmet Yilmaz, pledged that his country would continue to support Somaliland.

Turkey established the Maarif Foundation after the 2016 defeated coup attempt by FETÖ. The foundation has taken over the administration of overseas schools linked to FETÖ.

Reported By Somaliland Post and Agencies