Burundi's ambassador to Turkey said they will hand over schools belong to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) to the Turkish Maarif Foundation (TMV), which is shepherding schools previously run by the terrorist group into its hands and will soon open an office in the East African nation.
"In near future, the Maarif Foundation will open its representation in Burundi. We will have a good opportunity to know the exact number of schools," Joel Nkurabagaya, Burundi's ambassador to Turkey, told Anadolu Agency (AA), referring to the schools previously run by FETÖ.
Nkurabagaya said they are continuing their work on transferring former FETÖ schools to the foundation and in May a special Turkish presidential envoy visited Burundi's president to discuss the issue. The foundation was established after the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey to take over the administration of overseas schools linked to FETO. It also establishes schools and education centers abroad.