According to Yildiz, searches have been previously conducted on campus of the branch of MEPI in Obninsk, the Russian independent radio station Echo of Moscow reports.
The searches concerned students who allegedly supported terrorist organizations on the Internet. In addition, law enforcement officers searched the premises for drugs.
Earlier, Turkish students from Voronezh and Saratov also complained about searches and expulsions. At the same time, Voronezh Institute of High Technologies gave an official response, which confirmed that the Turkish students had been expelled. According to the administration, it related to nine people who had "academic and financial debt."
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