#Senegal closes dozens of schools linked to exiled Turkish cleric

Senegal closes dozens of schools linked to exiled Turkish cleric – [alaraby.co.uk] Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal and Mali recently, meeting with heads of state and bringing along Turkish business leaders to increase investments in Africa. Erdogan pointedly thanked the countries for closing the Gulen-affiliated schools.

“Most of the countries that were exploited by the [Gulen] terror organisation were in Africa,” Erdogan said at the beginning of the week-long trip. Schools in Gambia, Guinea, Somalia, Chad, Mauritania, Niger, Gabon, Senegal and now Mali have been transferred to his government’s Maarif Foundation, he said.

In Senegal, the Maarif Foundation opened three new schools.

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