Pakistan Warns Turkish Teachers To Leave Country

March 17, 2023 11:14 pm5 commentsViews: 89

Three days ultimatum has been given to more than 100 Turkish schoolteachers and their families to leave Pakistan.


The government has taken the sudden expulsion decision of schoolteachers who have lived and worked and lived in Pakistan for about a decade as the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be visiting the country.

Erdogan had earlier demanded the schools linked to Fethullah Gulen should be closed.

Gulen is an exiled Turkish cleric and also a major political rival who is blamed to have masterminded the recent failed coup effort in the country.

The president also refers him as a terrorist.

Referring to the movement of Gulen the Pakistani Parliament said, “We will eliminate this terrorist organization before it harms Pakistan.”

Following the July’s failed coup effort the Turkish government has arrested tens of thousands of people suspecting to have ties to Gulen.

At least 1,00,000 civil servants have been removed in government crackdown and other nations have been persuaded to aid Turkey during the situation.

Gulen-inspired schools run across the world and in Pakistan over 11,000 students receive education in 28 schools. The network employs 130 Turkish teachers and over 1,000 Pakistanis too.

Students protested against the expulsions in Lahore.


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