Turkish Maarif Foundation, a state-run education foundation, has taken over 12 schools and three tuition centers linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) in Afghanistan.
Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari attended a handover ceremony at the Media and Information Center in capital Kabul.
Turkey established the Maarif Foundation in 2016 to take over the administration of overseas schools linked to FETO. It also establishes schools and education centers abroad.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Reporting by Sayed Khodaberdi Sadat:Writing by Kubra Chohan