The Jacksonville, FL City Council is investigating the River City Science Academy for ties to the plotters of Turkey’s failed coup attempt, reports News4Jax:
A letter to City Council President Lori Boyer from the Turkish Consulate in Miami connects a violent coup attempt this month in Turkey to a wanted terrorist hiding in the U.S., who has ties to more than 100 charter schools, including one in Jacksonville, the I-TEAM has learned.
River City Science Academy on Beach Boulevard, a growing Duval County charter school that’s on track to open a fourth campus in Mandarin, is one of 130 schools in 26 states linked in national media reports to Fethullah Gulen.
In the letter to Boyer, the consulate says Gulen’s terrorist group is “disguised as a religious cult … in the United States.”
The BBC reported on Friday that Turkey’s president is now pushing for all of Gulen’s schools to be shut down globally as the nation continues to pressure Obama to return him to Turkey.
Two resolutions requested by the school have been placed on hold by the City Council as it investigates.