Recep Erdogan, Turkey's president, claims that the terrorists who attempted to depose him in a coup in 2016 are still active in Nigeria.
Erdogan made the remarks during a joint press conference with President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on the occasion of his two-day official visit to the country on Wednesday.
Remember that Erdogan accused allies of renowned cleric Fethullah Gulen, who own Turkish schools and hospitals in Nigeria, of sponsoring the coup in 2016.
Mr. Hakan Cakil, the Turkish envoy in Nigeria at the time, had urged Buhari to close Turkish schools and hospitals in Nigeria owned by a group of private Turkish investors inspired by the Hizmet movement's philosophy.
The Nigerian government, on the other hand, had rejected the proposal, causing tension between the two countries.
In what appears to be a gesture of reconciliation, Erdogan told Buhari on Wednesday that his administration would share intelligence with Nigerian authorities. Continue reading...
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