Turkey's Erdogan seeks closure of Gulen-linked schools in Africa

January 22, 2015 2:13 PM

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Turkey's Erdogan seeks closure of Gulen-linked schools in Africa

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey would seek the closure of schools in Africa linked to his ally-turned-foe Fethullah Gulen, opening a new front in his battle with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric.

Erdogan accuses Gulen and his supporters in the judiciary and police of seeking to establish a "parallel state" and of orchestrating a corruption investigation targeting Erdogan's inner circle in December 2013 as part of a coup attempt.

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