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Turkish government arrests 50 Nigerian students in connection with failed coup


The Turkish government has arrested and detained over 50 Nigerian students in connection with the failed military coup in the country, reports Thisday.

The students are mainly students of Fathi University, one of the private universities in Turkey.

The Fathi University is among the 2099 schools, dormitories and universities shut down in the wake of the July 15th failed coup in Turkey.

The Turkish authorities said the schools and universities were terrorist schools because they have links with Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government had accused of being the mastermind of the coup in Turkey.



News 24 had reported that over 104 coup plotters were killed after a coup attempt to bring down the Turkish government.

The students were arrested on Thursday upon their arrival at the capital city of Istanbul.

The detained Nigerians were all escorted to a room and their passport confiscated by Turkish police.

When the students enquired why they were clamped in a dirty room, the police said they are students of a terrorist organisation.

It was learnt that the government has offered to transfer them to government schools but on the condition that we will pay same fees as private universities

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