Balkan Insight reports on the pressure Turkey is putting on the Albanian government to shut down all activities on organization thought to be related to the Gülen movement, led by Islamic cleric in exile Abdullah Gülen. According to Mevlut Cavusoğlu, Turkish Foreign Minister, “Albania seems to be the centre of Gulenists in the region.”

The first real effect of the Turkish pressure seems to be the recent decree from the Ministry of Education and Sports to ban all “Turkish” names and Turkish national symbols from private educational institutions.