Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has arrived in Tanzania, the first leg of a four-day Africa tour including Mozambique and Madagascar.
The President has said the goal was to build closer bilateral ties with African states, especially in terms of trade, and to evaluate the organizational structure of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) in Africa.
It is anticipated that FETÖ, which has been active across Africa for many years, will no longer be able to continue carrying out its activities after the visit. The Turkish delegation will present a detailed report on FETÖ’s activities across Africa.
Schools contribute $17.5 million to FETÖ annually
FETÖ became active in Tanzania in 1996. The terrorist organization, operating under the names Feza and Shemsiyyah, has six schools in the capital of Dar es Salaam, and two schools on the island of Zanzibar.
With a tuition fee ranging from $3,000 to $8,000, those attending the schools are from cc and upper class backgrounds.
Hundreds of students who studied at FETÖ’s schools in Africa were sent to FETÖ’s university in Turkey. The university has since been shut down, and students are no longer able to come to Turkey.
Exam questions stolen with the help of FETÖ-raised bureaucrats are given to students studying at the schools. Especially in Tanzania, students are able to be placed in the top 5 as a result of this method.
These schools, which have 3,500 students across Tanzania, earn FETÖ $17.5 million annually.
FETÖ infiltrates security forces
As a result of state-level connections, hundreds of students who graduate from these schools are able to infiltrate important institutions, especially security forces and institutions.
It is anticipated that FETÖ will become a significant threat to the national security of these countries, which is a message that the Turkish delegation will convey to their African neighbors.
Turkish ambassador to Tanzania told Anadolu Agency, adding that FETÖ had 11 secondary schools and what it calls a business association in the East African country. Eralp said the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the country could be a turning point in terms of the control transfer of the schools. She said interactions between the two countries were on the rise.
Turkish fugitives flee to Mozambique
The Turkish President will visit Mozambique, one of Africa’s most important ports. FETÖ terrorists arriving in Mozambique are continuing to set up schools and organizations.
The business activities of FETÖ in Mozambique are focused on construction. FETÖ organizations have been able to establish strong relations with the state in Mozambique, just as they have across many other African states.
As a result of these ties, those fleeing the Turkish July 15 coup were able to travel to Mozambique.
Ahmet Uysal, who is one of the most important FETÖ names and is considered a financial baron, escaped to Mozambique and has received citizenship.
Necdet İçel, a FETÖ imam from Turkey, also escaped to Mozambique. In a voice recording obtained by Yeni Şakak daily, İçel was quoted saying “Tayyip Erdoğan must die”.
FETÖ associations are providing Turkish fugitives with jobs
The commercial activities of FETÖ in Tanzania are carried out by the association named ABİTAT. Ahmet Akçal is the chairman of the association.
This association is now focusing on creating new jobs for the members of FETÖ who escaped from Turkey to Tanzania.
FETÖ has also established numerous NGOs across Tanzania, under the name of Light Education and Medical Foundation, Kamer Foundation, Shemsiyyah and Feza Schools.
FETÖ builds schools around the world
FETÖ terrorists are led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, who orchestrated Turkey’s July 15 coup plot and is the mastermind behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.
Since the failed coup, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary, as well as in state institutions across the country, to arrest suspects with alleged links to FETÖ.
The terrorist group is also known for its network comprised of hundreds of schools around the world.
So far, over 80 FETÖ organizations operating abroad, including schools and training centers, have been shut down or transferred to the Maarif (Education) Foundation under Turkey’s education ministry.