ISLAMABAD, -- The visiting Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said on Tuesday Pakistan has assured him to take action against the institutions linked to Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey suspects the main character behind the last month's failed coup.
Dozens of Pak-Turk educational institutions and some cultural organizations work in Pakistan which Turkish government believes are inspired by Gulen, who live in the self-imposed exile in the United States. Gulen had denied any involvement in the failed coup.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman said last week Pakistan is considering several options on the Turkish schools.
Cavusoglu, who arrived in Islamabad early Tuesday for talks with Pakistani leaders on the post-coup situation, told a news conference that Pakistan is the first country he is visiting after the July 15 failed coup.
Pakistan was among the countries which had condemned the attempted coup and announced support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At least 246 people were killed in clashes during the attempt.
The Turkish Foreign Minister thanked Pakistan's support and hailed resolutions passed by both houses of the parliament in support of the Turkish government.
Source: Name News Network