The Turkish ambassador to the Netherlands expects Turkey to make an official request for help in tackling associations allied to Muslim cleric Fetthulah Gulen, according to broadcaster NOS.

'After all, supporters of IS are also being tackled,' Sadik Arslan said in an interview. Ankara regards the Gulen movement as a terrorist organisation and says it was behind the recent failed military coup.

In the interview, Arslan said schools which are allied to Gulen are among the institutions which should be dealt with. The Netherlands, he said, is financing these educational establishments even though they are closely linked to a movement with 'dark plans'.

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