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Turkish educational foundation says accounts frozen on bogus charges

The Nesin Foundation, which built Turkey’s famous Mathematics Village, says its accounts were blocked on unfair charges after it conflicted with a neighboring Islamist foundation. 
Students attend a lecture in this undated image at the Nesin's Mathematics Village.

An award-winning Turkish foundation supporting education claimed that its bank accounts were blocked on bogus charges following a conflict with a religious sect with ties to the government. 

“This is enough,” Ali Nesin, the son of iconoclast Turkish writer Aziz Nesin, announced May 8 on Twitter. “The Istanbul governor’s office blocked the Nesin Foundation’s bank accounts. Our foundation has salaried employees and many kids on scholarship — what they have done is cruel.” 

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