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Turkey snatches 'Gulenist' teachers in Moldova

Today's reported abduction and deportation of at least six Turkish nationals in Moldova comes as Ankara's latest move against suspected Gulenists in countries where there is weak rule of law.
Police guard the government headquarters in Chisinau April 8, 2009. Moldova's Communist rulers arrested 193 opposition protesters early on Wednesday and riot police regained control of the presidential offices and parliament, ransacked in anti-government riots.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (MOLDOVA CONFLICT POLITICS ELECTIONS) - GM1E5481HG202

Turkish and Moldovan intelligence services have reportedly detained at least six Turkish nationals employed at a private chain of high schools in Moldova today, part of Ankara’s controversial global campaign to seize and render individuals linked to exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey.

Details remain sketchy but Moldova’s secret service, the SIS, stated that its anti-terror arm had carried out an “operation” today in “several localities” to “prevent threats to national security,” reported Balkan Insight, an online media outlet.

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