Families Of Afghan-Turk School Students Hold Protest In Kabul [against Turkish Gov’t]


Date posted: April 9, 2018

Anisa Shaheed

Families of Afghan-Turk Schools students on Sunday held a protest meeting in Kabul and called on the Afghan government to rescind its decision to hand over the Afghan-Turk schools to the Turkish government.

The protest was held the same day as the Turkish prime minister was in Kabul for talks with President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah.

During the protest, the families said Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was in Kabul to discuss the issue of dissolving the institution that manages these schools.

The families asked government not to hand over the management of these schools to the Turkish government.


Families of students of Afghan-Turk Schools have called on government not to allow the Turkish government to take over the schools. 


“Whatever the Turkish government wants is of no concern to us. But the Afghan government should not accept political pressure,” Fazel Ahmad Manavi, a member of the Afghan-Turk parents committee said.

Families of Afghan-Turk Schools students however said if government hands over the two teachers, who are currently under house arrest, to the Turkish government, the act will become a historical shame.

“In Afghanistan government’s history, no citizens of any country have been handed to its enemy. If the Afghan government hands the two Turkish teachers to the Turkish government, it will commit a historical shame,” Sediqullah Tawhidi, a member of the Afghan-Turk parents committee said.

Yildirim however said on Sunday Turkey appreciated the Afghan government for handing over the management of the schools to his government and said new teachers have come to Afghanistan and will soon start teaching at the schools.

“We appreciate Afghanistan government for handing the responsibility of the schools to the (Moaref Waqf Institution – Maarif Foundation) which is currently is under our control,” Yildirim said.

At the end of February, the Afghan government officially handed over the management of the Afghan-Turk Schools to Turkey’s education ministry. Government then announced that around 120 new Turkish teachers have arrived in Afghanistan to replace the previous teachers.

Officials from the Afghan-Turk Schools however said the original teachers are still teaching at the schools.

“Schools are still under our control. So far we do not know anything about the new teachers, but we continue our work,” Ahmad Fawad Haidari, deputy head of the Afghan-Turk Schools said.

Afghan-Turk Schools were established 23 years ago in Afghanistan and currently around 8,000 students attend 12 schools around the country.

 

Source: Tolo News , April 8, 2018


Related News

Erdogan Changes Tactics On Attempt To Shut Turkish Schools

President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has changed tactics in his efforts to make foreign governments close schools run by Hizmet Movement associates, otherwise called Turkish schools.

In Erdogan regime western-oriented intellectuals, bureaucrats, liberals, Kurds, civil society activists in mortal danger

Those in prison—educated, Western-oriented intellectuals and bureaucrats, liberals, Kurds, civil society activists, and supporters of exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen—are in mortal danger. When blood flows from the prisons, it will be no accident nor should anyone believe Erdogan’s security forces were simply reacting to a crisis.

From ‘parallel state’ to ‘terrorist organization’: Dissecting Erdoğan’s labeling of Gülen

Yet more than three years since the public feud between Erdoğan and Gülen began, the allegations against the Gülen movement of infiltrating the state, plotting coups, and proselytizing students through its schools still rest on speculation.

What can Christians learn from a global Islamic movement?

Clearly, the Gülen movement is reeling from the campaign against it in Turkey. However, it has been a genuinely international movement for many years. As it struggles in Turkey, it may well flourish elsewhere among those who react against Erdoğan’s vitriolic campaign against Gülen.

Erdoğan prepares for a bloodbath

Erdoğan’s ruling party has also begun issuing weapons permits to loyalists, especially through the Ottoman Youth Authority (Osmanli Ocaklari). I have previously reported Erdoğan’s appointment of former general Adnan Tanriverdi, the head of SADAT, to be his military counsel. Tanriverdi had been dismissed by the Turkish General Staff during the 1997 soft coup and appears bent on revenge against the secular order.

Who speaks for Islam in Turkey?

Huseyin Gulerce voiced deep concern about Erdogan’s criticism of Fethullah Gulen “as a fake prophet” at a meeting of the Religious Affairs Directorate. Gulerce asked, “Would not the stability of the country be harmed if the mosques are polarized as such?” He concluded that politics have dominated religion.

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

Families Of Afghan-Turk School Students Hold Protest In Kabul [against Turkish Gov’t]

British politician Duff: So easy for some Turkish media to misreport

Minister Yazici Visits Kazakh-Turkish High School

Turkish school excels in Nepal

Today is another Human Rights Day, but atrocities persist | Opinion

Austrian President Fischer receives Turkish Language Olympiads team

Turkey: Babies behind bars

Copyright 2024 Hizmet News