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Afghan-Turk students’ parents gather in front of AGO

Afghan-Turk students’ parents gather in front of AGO

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Dec 16, 2017 - 18:14

KABUL (Pajhwok): The parents of Afghan-Turk school students on Saturday gathered in front of the Attorney General Office in the capital Kabul, following the detention of four teachers of the school by Afghan intelligence agency.

National Directorate of Security (NDS), picked up four Afghan-Turk school teachers, including one Afghan and three Turkish, in Shah-i-Doshamshira area of Kabul city last Tuesday and since then there has been no clue to their whereabouts.

Abdul Shakoor Daras, head of the parents committee of the Afghan-Turk school students, present at the gathering, told Pajhwok Afghan News that representatives of the committee have registered their complaints about the detention of teachers with the AGO.

He said they also talked with the AGO officials about the matter. The officials promised to respond to these complaints.

Earlier, a number of officials had alleged that the move against Afghan Turk CAG Educational NGO (ATCE), the organization that runs the schools, appeared to be part of a witch-hunt being waged on followers of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016.

The ATCE, which says it is an independent organization, runs schools in several cities including the capital, Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kandahar and Herat and has been in Afghanistan since 1995.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education said it was satisfied with functioning of these schools but decision on their fate rested with President Ashraf Ghani.

On the other side, a number of lawmakers today asked the government to go accordance with the law about the four teachers of Afghan-Turk school.

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