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Expulsion of Turkish Teachers from Moldova: The Whole Story

Expulsion of Turkish Teachers from Moldova: The Whole Story

September 2018 / (28 pages)

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To the astonishment of the whole world last week, September 6, Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and its Moldovan counterpart acted together in snatching six Turkish nationals affiliated with Gulen Movement from Moldovan territory, triggering a wave of international criticism and opprobrium against Moldova’s authorities for their acquiescence to Ankara’s demand for the expulsion of teachers. How the incident took place, the nature of international calls to stop the deportation of education officials working for Orizont High School, and the failure or complicity of the Moldovan political leadership generated a great deal of controversy, bringing their possible collaboration with the Turkish government in the whole drama into sharper international focus.