In a joint news conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the presidential complex, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s "Pakistani brothers" also stand in strong solidarity with Ankara.
Turkey's Maarif Foundation will now run schools once linked to FETO, the terror group behind the defeated coup of 2016 in Turkey.
Supreme Court of Pakistan directs the government to declare the FETO-linked Pak-Turk International Cag Education Foundation network that runs schools in the country, as a “proscribed organisation” and include its name in the terrorists outfit list.
"Turkey's Maarif Foundation will set an example not only in Venezuela but also in Latin America on providing proper and quality education," said Turkey's ambassador to Caracas, Sevki Mutevellioglu.
The Turkish government set up the Maarif Foundation after the 2016 failed coup attempt to change the administration of overseas schools linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation.
Ankara has identified child welfare as one of the areas where it can help the war-ravaged country where four decades of violence have left more than two million children orphaned.
Turkish officials say their emphasis is on educating girls in Afghanistan as the female literacy rate in the war-torn country stands at a mere 17 percent, according to the UN.
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