On the second stop of his African tour in Mozambique, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asked his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi to take action against the network of exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
He has continuously accused the fugitive preacher for last year’s failed coup in Turkey.
“We have discussed with his Excellency Filipe Nyusi, the developments that took place on the eve of July the 15th in Turkey, as the Gulenist terrorists wanted to undertake a failed coup. And we will cordially require your support in terms of fighting them everywhere around the world. And we are aware that Gulenists have a presence here in Mozambique,” said the Turkish leader.
His visit in Mozambique also led to the signing of different agreements and memorandums aimed at stimulating economic relations between the two countries.
Being a key priority of his trip, the Turkish leader is rallying leaders on the continent to help him fight the influence of his longtime rival whom he believes is linked to a network of schools across the world, including in Africa.
His five-day tour of Africa will also see him visit Madagascar before he returns home.
Since last year’s failed coup, the Turkish government has launched wide-scale purges, detaining, sacking or suspending thousands of people in the public sector.