Turkish coup attempt: who is Fethullah Gülen?


Date posted: July 18, 2016

The Turkish government, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has pointed the finger at Fethullah Gülen – also known as leader of the Hizmet movement – as the mastermind behind Friday’s attempted coup by the country’s military. But who is Gülen? We take a look at the Islamic cleric and how he has affected Erdoğan’s presidency

Source: The Guardian , July 16, 2016


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