Turkey says it would give scholarship to 60 Nigerian students in 2017 to mark the first anniversary of the failed coup in the country.
The country’s Ambassador to Nigeria Hakan Cakil made this known on Friday in Abuja.
According to the Envoy, there are no fewer than 100 Nigerian companies operating in Turkey while about 75 Turkish firms are in Nigeria.
He said the Turkish Embassy in Nigeria have been giving scholarship to Nigerian students as part of the country’s collaboration to develop Nigeria’s education sector.
”Last year on the 15th of July, there was an unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey. Unfortunately, this coup attempt claimed the lives of 250 Turkish citizens and much more severely wounded.
”We are still struggling to overcome this threat to our country because it was a major trauma for the Turkish people,” he said.
He described the incident as the worst act of terrorism as the plotters made use of lethal weapon and fighter jets, adding that they attempted to topple the government by bombing the Turkish National Assembly.