The educatIon minister of Guinea, İbrahima Kourouma, who signed a deal with the Ankara-backed Turkish Maarif Foundation in October 2016 to shut down Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) schools and hand them over to the institution, asserted that other African countries should take an example from Guinea and close Gülenist schools. FETÖ used to operate in Guinea under the name of La Citadelle until the Maarif Foundation knocked on Minister Kourouma's door to end the cult's activities in the country. Welcoming us at the Education Ministry of Guinea, Kourouma expressed how satisfied the Guinean government is with the Maarif Foundation."We have not met with any representative of FETÖ. Maarif came here with all their specialists and took over the schools. We are happy because the Turkish state is now our addressee," the minister said, adding that FETÖ always lacked surety for the Guinean government. Stressing that an institution that does not have the backing of its respective state cannot be trusted, the minister said that the Guinean government will continue to work with the Maarif Foundation.