In this photograph taken on December 23, 2017, Afghan school children play at an open-air school at the Gambiri Refugee Camp in Laghman province

Hesamoddin Hojjatzadeh

Crisis of Afghan Turk Schools

Closing down of the so-called Afghan Turk schools in various cities of Afghanistan by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) over past months has turned into a hot topic in political and diplomatic circles and also among experts. At the present time, this issue has become more complicated after four teachers of one of these schools were nabbed by Afghan security forces, which led to debates about future outlook of Turkey’s presence in the country as the owner of these ...