difficult request from a local foundation for a letter in support of Fethullah Gulen,......Deep and widespread doubts remain, however, about his (Gulen) movement's ultimate intentions......These facts, when coupled with the Gulenists' penetration of state institutions.....
Gulen,s Network has Global Reach---- What is the Profile of Gulen Applicant?......Is There More to the Story Than Meets the Eye?......they are generally evasive about their purpose of travel to the United States and usually deny knowing or wanting to visit Gulen when questioned directly
The officials reportedly also warned of the threat posed by alumni of Turkish Fetullah Gulen high schools,.....The Fetullah Gulen movement is a conservative Islamist movement with a broad following in Turkey, that has built a worldwide network of schools -.........
The Islam-oriented Fetullah Gulen Movement plays a noteworthy role in Turkey's private sector African activities.....In Africa, businessmen from Turkey who are part of the Movement go to a country and start a business... then start a school(s)......
It is difficult to say how many Gulenists there are in Austria.....Gulenists in Austria are openly critical of Turkish state secularism,.....The Gulenist presence in Austria consists of the Friede Institute for Dialogue....
TURKMEN-TURKISH HIGH SCHOOLS: DISCIPLINE AND ADAPTABILITY....
COMPUTER AND LANGUAGE CENTERS--AND CIVIL SOCIETY INCUBATORS?...INTO THE WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT: TURKMENISTAN, THEN WHERE? ...EDUCATORS AND WHAT ELSE?
, there are an additional 8 schools in Afghanistan run by the Fethullah Gulen movement, .......Hizlan said that although it is true that in Turkey there are some doubts about the Gulen movement,....There are 16 Gulen schools in Pakistan
...... that AKP is slowly turning the various mDespite being officially a "secular country", many Kemalists )- staunch supporters of Ataturk,s perceived vision for Turkey -- fear Turkey is experiencing a social change that is the harbinger of an Islamic stateinistries and bureaucracies into havens for party activists and followers of the Fethullah Gulen movement. ................ that the Ministry of Justice had allowed wiretapping of its own judges and prosecutors --
Even among some Islamist organizations, the Fethullah Gulen Movement seems to have a murky reputation. .............but the notion is widespread among many circles in Turkey that his agenda is deeper and more insidious. ......
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2019 Turkey Mutual Evaluation Report. According to the report, Turkey has loopholes that require fundamental improvements in dealing with proliferation of nuclear weapons, corruption and terrorist financing.
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Mehmet Murat Sabuncu and others v. Turkey (no. 23199/17),
Murat Aksoy v. Turkey (no. 80/17),
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In 2009, 10 and 2011 made reports on the situation in Turkey. In 2012-13 WikiLeaks published e-mails sent in that regard. Some of them were about the Gulen movement.
Subject: Turkey does not want anything to do with South Stream. They are pushing
for Blue Stream. -- Gulen movement is the infrastructure for the Islamists, AKP is the
political vehicle that Gulen relies on to promote its agenda.
Subject: The Judiciary and the Country's Identity Crisis. -- The Turkish military is greatly concerned about Islamist
penetration in the state's security organs. --
The Gulen movement and the AK Party share a broad
vision for a more Islamist-rooted Turkey
Subject: Davutoglu has an Islamist vision for Turkey. -- AKP does not truly want EU membership, nor do they think they
can get it. -- Fethullah Gulen leads a Turkish-based Islamist movement that is staunchly
opposed to military's secularist agenda and envisions Turkey as a nation
being born again as an Islamist power. The important thing here is that
the Gulen movement provides the political base for the AKP and uses the
AKP as its platform to spread an Islamist agenda.
Subject: Former CIA Graham E. Fuller's thoughts on the Gulen
Movement where he presents the conservative Fethullah Gülen network as more moderate and influential than any other Islamic movement in Turkey.
"She told me after
meeting with the school's administration, she has no doubt
about school's affiliation to Gulen......."
.........."I had no idea
that the Gulen movement was this deeply entrenched even in the
US educational system".
Subjects:Gulen 'sleeper' cells -- Gulen's Relationship with AKP -- How to tell a Gulenist -- Gulen Influence in Police Intelligence -- Rise of AKP oligarchs -- Gulen in Africa -- Gulen and universities
......I noticed is that in all our meetings with
Gulenists, they recited almost the same lines verbatim. they're very well
rehearsed in selling this model. At the root of this, however, is power. ---- Everyone here wants to
influence us one way or another. Turkey needs a voice in DC. THey're
hoping it's us.
----- I was struck by how they answered my questions
without me even having to ask them. ---- Then he goes into
that same exact speech we heard before about peace, love, harmony,
humanity, democratic ideals, etc.
The source described for me how the Gulenist recruitment process works. -- He described how each city in Turkey is responsible for certain
countries. .... your loyalty is tested in the recruitment process ......
.....these two groups have long worked in tandem to undermine the power
of the unelected secular elite in the military and judiciary,...Tensions between the Gulenists and AKP appear to be building in the
lead-up to the referendum, and the recent publication of a book by a
prominent police chief detailing the Gulenist infiltration of the Turkish
security apparatus is now causing waves within Turkey over Islamist clout
in key institutions, particularly police intelligence.
Inside Turkey, the Gulen movement seeks to replace the Kemalist elite and transform Turkey into a more religiously conservative society. Outside Turkey, Gulen presents itself as a multifaith global organization working to bring businesses, religious leaders, politicians, journalists and average citizens together.
The interviewee stated that followers of the Gu:len movement asked for protection from police after being threatened by PKK members. ........I believe this is related to school boycott that was imposed by PKK two weeks ago
Gulen moved in at breakneck speed in the early 2000s. They set up an
incredible amount of NGOs, small businesses, but were mainly involved in
lyceums............The Uzbek government in 2001
started shutting down the schools, libraries, cafes, businesses, NGOs.
.................The source told him that the
Gulen movement is very upset about what happened to this police chief and
they think this is an operation ordered by personally by Erdogan and
interior minister in order to defame Gulen movement. ...................
They never thought
that the case would bring the Gulen movement in to the light this much.------------ he implicitly admits two things. First, there is a group called
Gulen sympathizers (which is important because this was denied by some
Gulenist people). Second, Gulen encourage people to work in government
First, Hezbollah/Mazlum-Der (its
civil society organization). Second, PKK/DTK (civil organization)/BDP
(political party). Third, Gulen movement. Erdogan is on top of these three
movements and makes sure that they constantly balance each other off. He
plays them against each other and does not allow any of them to gain
enough power to challenge his government.
Another danger in connection with moderate Islam in Russia is the
activities of the Fethullah Gulen movement........The Russian authorities, in response to these activities,
have shut down eight schools in Tataristan, four in Baskurdistan and one
each in Karacay-Circassia, Yakut-Saha, Astrahan and Dagestan.