Tanzania is studying allegations that some Turkish organisations operating in the country are linked to terrorist groups and has requested the government in Istanbul to furnish it with details so that the two countries can collaborate in establishing the truth before taking appropriate measures.
After the military coup attempt on July 15, the Turkish Ambassador to Tanzania, Yasemin Eralp, raised serious allegations associating some Turkish organizations operating in Tanzania with terrorist activities.
The envoy said that some rebels behind the coup belonged to an organisation, which operates in many countries, including Tanzania.
Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Minister Ambassador Augustine Mahiga told reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday that his government has seriously taken concerns raised by the Turkish Embassy.
Source: Nam News Network