Turkish Ambassador in Skopje Tülin Erkal Kara urged Macedonians not to send their children to faith-based Gülen movement schools in the country unless they want them to turn into “terrorists,” in an interview with the state-run Anadolu news agency on Monday.
Ambassador Kara said she talks about a failed coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016 at every opportunity in Macedonia.
Turkey accuses the Gülen movement, which has a global network of schools, of orchestrating the coup attempt, although the movement denies any involvement.
Warning families against the movement, Kaya said, “If you do not want your child to become a terrorist one day, register your children in the Turkish government schools,” in line with the narrative of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The ambassador also said in the interview how much Erdoğan is loved by the people of Macedonia.
According to Kara, the students at Gülen movement schools are not terrorists, but the mentality at the schools is a “terrorist mentality,” Anadolu reported.
The ambassador also admitted during the interview that Turkish diplomatic missions take away the passports of people with links to Gülen movement.