Turkey’s Gülen Crackdown Comes to Cambodia

One of Cambodia’s top international school systems has quietly changed hands amid the Gülen controversy.

Zaman International Schools, flagged by Turkish officials for its alleged connections to the Fethullah Gülen movement, innocuously changed names and hands at the year’s end, after Turkey promised to boost bilateral trade with Cambodia beyond $1 billion.

The international school system, which is one of the more established and most expensive in Cambodia, was recently bought in full by Chea Sophakanny, a Cambodian business owner with deep connections in the government. Both the grade school and university still go by Zaman on their website and Facebook page, but the registered name changed to Paragon as of November 13, according to Commerce Ministry records.

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