Some Afghan lawmakers on Saturday asked the government to review its decision to close down Afghan-Turk schools in the country.
A number of parliament members (MPs) stressed that the plan would harm the cause of education and urge the Unity Government leaders to avert the decision before it takes place.
"Its an academic issue and we hope the government of Afghanistan do not politicize it and let the Afghan youths to receive quality eduction," said Ikramuddin Reza Zada, MP from Ghor province.
The MPs believe the Afghan-Turk schools provide high-quality education in the country and the students who study there, receive the admission offers of top universities.
The first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives or Wolsey Jirga, however, said that the closure of schools is a political issue between Afghanistan and Turkey, he emphasized the government should consider the country's interests in the matter.
"Its an enteral issue of Turkey and we could not effort to harm our relations with the government of Turkey," Humayun said. " But as far as it complies with the laws and interest of our country we will not allow the problems to emerge and we will take action in regard."
The move against Afghan-Turk schools appears to be part of Turkey's campaign against followers of Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based cleric it accuses of being behind a failed coup attempt in July last year.
There are 8,000 boys and girls studying at some 16 Afghan-Turk schools in different major cities of Afghanistan, including Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, and Mazar-e-Sharif.
The first Afghan-Turk school was established in Afghanistan in 1995. Other countries which have transferred control of such schools to Turkish government include Pakistan. Senegal and Guinea.