Date posted: April 29, 2013
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and well-known Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen are among 10 Turkish public figures who made the 500 List of Foreign Policy magazine in its 200th issue, which it dubbed the “Power Issue.”
Foreign Policy said it put together the so-called “Power Map” of the planet’s 500 most powerful people, from billionaires to bad guys, and from CEOs to central bankers, from other lists and called it “The 0.000007 Percent.”
Erdoğan, Gülen, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Turkish President Abdullah Gül, Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek and Ecumenical Patriarch of Orthodox Christians Bartholomew I were the public figures from Turkey included on the list.
Gülen was selected as the top public intellectual by Foreign Policy magazine in 2008.
Source: Today’s Zaman, 29 April 2013