The business world has started taking steps in the war against the Gülenist Terror Group's (FETÖ) educational structure in Africa, with the first move coming from Senegal against the FETÖ-related Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON).
İhsan Şahin, the president of the Foreign Economic Relations Board's (DEİK) Senegal Business Council, said about 15 FETÖ-related schools were still operating in Senegal and the country officials promised they would take the necessary measures in this matter.
In a written statement, Şahin said under the emergency action plan declared for the nonstop continuity of the foreign economic relations following the coup attempt on July 15, one of the goals of their visit to Senegal on July 22-25 was to tell the country that all is well in Turkey after the coup attempt, and both democracy and the state are stronger than before. Stating that they told the business people in Senegal to continue to do business with Turkey, Şahin said this attempt did not disrupt Turkey's banking system, trade, and financing, and urged them to keep sharing their projects with Turkey.
Pointing out that 15 FETÖ-related schools are spread throughout the whole country, Şahin said Senegal's government promised to take the necessary measures and the country's National Education Ministry was holding a meeting regarding this issue while they were still in the country. Şahin noted that Senegal's government will visit Turkey in late September later followed by another visit from Turkey.
Senegal is one of the most important countries in its area because of its cultural assets, mines, energy reservoirs, agricultural products and tourism, according to Şahin. Stressing that Senegal will be one of Turkey's most important partners in the future, Şahin said they would pay a visit to TİKA and Eximbank in order for their investments in Senegal to continue. Stating that Senegal's people and government see Turkey as a sister country, Şahin said despite all the disinformation, no manipulation or operations can be carried out in Africa and especially in Senegal due to their love for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.