Kosovo PM sacks security chief, interior minister over Turkish arrests
March 30, 2018
PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj dismissed the country’s interior minister and the secret service chief on Friday because he was not told six Turkish nationals would be deported to Turkey.
The six were arrested in Kosovo on Thursday over alleged links to schools financed by the Gulen movement, which Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup.
“The entire operation – revoking their residence permits, detention, emergency deportation and the secret extradition to Turkey of the six Turkish citizens from Kosovo territory – was conducted without my knowledge and without my permission,” Haradinaj said in a statement.