Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday, revealed that members of a terrorist organization, called FETO, which attempted to push him out of power in 2016, via a failed coup, are currently in Nigeria.
President Erdogan, who is on a four-day official visit to Nigeria, made the revelation on Wednesday at a joint press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari.
During his speech, President Erdogan solicited corporation from Nigeria as his country battle terrorism, stressing tyatbhis country has been battling with terrorism for many years.
He said: “Distinguished members of the press, as Turkey, we have been closely monitoring the developments unfolding in Nigeria, our brotherly and friendly nation.
So, in order to cooperate further in the fields of military, defense, and security, we are doing everything that will be available
“As we’re probably aware of the fact that Turkey has been fighting against terrorist organisations for many decades, such as the PKK, PYD, FETO, DASH and other terrorist organisations.
“The perpetrator of the heinous failed coup of July the 15th, FETO, is still illegally active in Nigeria, and we are continuously sharing our intelligence with the Nigerian interlocutors and authorities.
“I hope and pray that our Nigerian brothers will forge a closer solidarity in this field with us, the Republic of Turkey.
The Turkish President expressed hope that their visit to Nigeria would yield “the most auspicious results and I would like to thank my distinguished brother, President Buhari, for being such a gracious host for me and for my delegation.