• Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

    Erdogan’s government has made Gulenists “the enemy you ascribe to everything that goes poorly in Turkey,” according to Henri Barkey, a fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • German intel expert says, based on CIA, BND reports, Erdoğan was behind failed coup

    German intelligence expert and author Erich Schmidt-Eenboom has said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, not the faith-based Gülen movement, was behind a failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016 based on intelligence reports from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND).
  • Turkey’s Main Opposition Party Reiterates In Report July 15 Was ‘Controlled’ Coup Attempt

    A report drafted by Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on a failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016 has repeated an earlier claim made by the party’s leader suggesting that the coup attempt was a “controlled” one and that there were some Turkish authorities who knew about the coup plans but did not take any measures to prevent it.
  • Fethullah Gulen on 'GPS': Failed Turkey coup looked 'like a Hollywood movie'

    "I have always been against coups, and I cursed them," he said. "I would curse people who resort to coups against democracy, liberty, republic." Gulen said returning to Turkey would only complicate matters. Asked if he had a message for Erdogan, Gulen said: "I only pray that he would not go to the presence of God with all these sins he committed."
  • Powerful but reclusive Turkish cleric - BBC's interview with Fethullah Gulen

    Fethullah Gulen has been called Turkey's second most powerful man. He is also a recluse, who lives in self-imposed exile in the US.
  • New Book - No Return from Democracy: A Survey of Interviews with Fethullah Gulen

    It was rare, if not impossible, to find in '80s and '90s a Muslim cleric who spoke in favor of democracy, integration with the Western world, and universal human values. Fethullah Gülen was one of those. This book collates Gülen's ahead-of-his-time comments on some of the debated issues as he phrased in interviews in the past few decades.
  • More evidence Erdogan behind coup

    While the narrative voiced by Erdogan and echoed by the Turkish press blamed Gülen exclusively, many Turks and diplomats quietly harbored suspicions that Erdogan planned and staged the coup himself as a Turkish equivalent of the Reichstag Fire. That may once have sounded like a fringe conspiracy, but increasingly it seems the likely genesis of events last July.

Editors' Picks

Regional Hizmet News

Hizmet News by Topics