Buhari, Erdogan Go Tough On Turkish Citizens In Nigeria

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    It is believed than some 1,000 Turkish citizens living in Nigeria have a hand in the failed coup and Erdogan has since their declared passports invalid.
    Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Recep Tayyeb Erdogan have decided to go hard on over 1,000 Turkish citizens in Nigeria.

    Turkey witnessed the bloodiest coup attempt in its political history on July 15, 2016, when a section of the Turkish military launched a coordinated operation.

    Erdogan survived a failed coup attempt carried out by some top military officers in the European country.

    It is believed than some 1,000 Turkish citizens living in Nigeria have a hand in the failed coup and Erdogan has since their declared passports invalid.

    In a series of tweets on Buhari’s return on Sunday, spokesman Garba Shehu said – “The Turkish citizens who have sought and already obtained assistance from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR) since they became stateless persons, have been warned not to engage in any political activities while they are in Nigeria.

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    “Turkey specifically mentioned the menace of the Fethullah organization “FETO” which they accused of terrorism and involvement in the abortive coup plot last year which the Turkish population gallantly resisted.

    “There are more than 1,000 Turkish citizens in Nigeria, many of them accused of belonging to this organization and for which reason, their passports have been declared invalid by their country.

    “On the issues of the suspected terrorists of Turkish origin in Nigeria, President Erdogan received the best assurances from our leader that Nigeria will not allow any person or organization to use her territory for any subversive activities.

    “President Buhari used every given opportunity to denounce the failed coup attempt.

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