Islamabad,(Pakistan Point News - 2 August,2016) : Turkish Foreign Minister forced to close a chain of ‘Gulen-run’ schools in Pakistan. The Turkish foreign minister said in meeting with PM Nawaz Shareef that a coup had been planned by Fethullah Gulen from Pennsylvania. Turkey has blamed the US-based cleric who was a former supporter of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan for a failed coup in Turkey, though Gulen has rejected the allegations. He added that Turkey had asked Pakistan to close down these schools.
“The request was made when President Mamnoon Hussain visited Turkey.” PM Nawaz Shareef congratulated and said that the Turkish people had foiled the attempts by a certain section of the Turkish army to stage a coup and overthrow the democratic government of Erdogan and Prime Minister Yildrim. PM further said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoy close brotherly relations. “We are on the same page when it comes to tackling terrorism.”