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The Point editor off to Turkey

Nov 14, 2016, 11:56 AM | Article By: Lamin Jahateh

The Point’s editor-in-chief, Osman Kargbo, has left The Gambia for Turkey to get better understanding of the Fettulah Terrorist Organisation – Feto (also known as Gulen Group) and the coup attempt on the Turkey Government on 15 July this year.

The trip is also out to improve relations between Turkey and African countries, particularly The Gambia.

Mr Kargbo, together with other journalists from The Gambia and other countries in Africa, will also have the opportunity to know more about the Turkish economy and socio-political milieu.

The weeklong visit to Turkey, a country with land on the continents of Europe and Asia, was facilitated by the Turkish Embassy in The Gambia.

Speaking to his colleagues and editorial team at The Point, Kargbo said the trip would enhance his knowledge about Turkey and enable him to know the genesis of the Feto Group and the coup attempt on the legitimate government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

He thanked the Turkish Ambassador to The Gambia, H.E. Ergin Soner and staff of the Embassy for facilitating the trip.

He also thanked the management of The Point, especially the managing director and co-publisher, Mr Pap Saine and Mr Philip Kotey, for their support to ensure the trip is realised.