Presidential palace rejects fierce criticism of the timing and purpose of the raid on Afghan-Turk school.
Fate of Four Afghan-Turk Teachers Remains Uncertain
Parents of Afghan-Turk school on Wednesday said the fate of the four teachers of Afghan-Turk girls school who have been held by the National Directorate of Security (NDS), is unknown.
The NDS officials do not want to comment on the issue.
Meanwhile, former government officials have strongly criticized last night’s raid by the security forces on the school, calling it a sort of “political levy” paid by the Afghan government to the Turkish government.
The said that the raid by the NDS was totally against the law and that the government is exploiting the educational institution.
But deputy presidential spokesman has said that the move was not politically motived and said it is legal action.
Reacting to the raid, former NDS chief has described the move unprecedented in recent years. He said that move was a shame for the government.
Former government officials have said that the government leaders are using the security forces as tools for their political objectives.
“It was a politically motivated and unethical move,” said former deputy minister of education Sediq Patman.
Sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, have said that a court in Turkey had ordered the arrest of three teachers of the Afghan-Turk schools, including a Turkish restaurant owner in Kabul.
The Turkish embassy in Kabul reportedly informed the Afghan government about the decision in a letter.
The Turkish government has asked the Afghan government to hand over these individuals to Turkey. But there is no an agreement between Afghanistan and Turkey about the extradition of individuals between the two countries.
Amid speculation about the link between the raid and President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Turkey, the presidential palace has said that the move was not linked to the trip of the president. It was action taken against some suspects.
Neither the NDS nor the presidential palace is ready to comment on the fate of the teachers.
But documents seen by TOLOnews reveal that the United Nations has provided asylum to one of the Turkish teachers currently in the detention of the NDS and has asked for the prevention of his extradition to Turkey.
“It is a political and intelligence move which is moved forward by a certain team inside the national unity government to offer it as levy and bribe to Mr. Erdogan of Turkey,” said political analyst Asif Ashna.
“The Afghan government wants to destroy the secure place of general Dostum by its move on the girls’ hostel of Afghan-Turk school and to gain the satisfaction of the Turkish republic because the Turks want these schools to be under their control,” said MP Arif Rahmani.