Nov 24 2017

Turkish authorities save 60 children from “ISIS primary school”

Turkish authorities have closed down a makeshift school in Ankara where 60 young children were being taught Islamic State (ISIS) ideology, according to news agency DHA.

Ankara public prosecutors have prepared an indictment against 16 suspects it says were “members of an armed terrorist group”, and are preparing an investigation into the families who sent their children there instead of school, the newspaper said.

The indictment included the claim that radical preacher Abu Hanzala had visited the school as a guest speaker around once a month.

Some families had not wanted to send their children to Turkish state schools and had believed their children would get an “Islamic education” if they sent their children to the "madrassa", the agency said.