|History and Biodata
Deputy director of Afghan-Turk Schools:
Ahmad Fawad Haidari (20170422)
A number of parents of students at Afghan-Turk . Schools said at a meeting in Kabul they support the continuation of the schools in the country and do not want control to be handed over to the Turkish government. The management of Afghan-Turk Schools said the schools will continue to operate as usual. Currently between 7,000 and 8,000 students are studying at Afghan-Turk Schools in Kabul, Balkh, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Herat and Jawzjan provinces.Thousands of students have graduated from these schools over the years.In February, 2017 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani agreed to hand over the Afghan-Turk Schools, previously run by a pro-Gulen institution, to the Turkish Education Foundation [Maarif Foundation] which is a government institution. This step was not welcomed by the affected schools. Afghan-Turk Schools were supported by Fethullah Gulen, head of Gulen movement. After the failed military coup in Turkey last year, tensions between President Rajab Tayeb Erdogan and Gulen increased. Erdogan ordered all countries to handover the schools to the Turkish government. Afghan-Turk Schools has been active in Afghanistan for 20 years. (20170422)
A raid on Afghan-Turk high school in capital Kabul has sparked furor with the parents of the students of the school organizing a gathering to protest against the raid. Security forces have stormed into a high school belonging to the Afghan-Turk schools. Fawad Haidari has told BBC that the Afghan intelligence operatives launched an operation on the school compound at 4:30 pm on Tuesday Dec 12, 2017. They have arrested one Afghan and four Turk teachers.
The teachers, three Turks and an Afghan, were arrested from Taimani area of Kabul nearly a week ago, where one of the Afghan-Turk schools is based in. A source in the National Directorate of Security said that they were released.(20171217)
Background Afghan-Turk students’ parents association:
Members of the association: