Did the Gülen Movement Infiltrate the State?

The Gülen group did not infiltrate the bureaucracy but participated in it. If there is to be a “responsible” party, then it is the AKP government that made the political choice to hire the movement’s followers. Besides, it’s relevant to highlight that employment requirements in the state are designated in the law. And the government […]

Chestnut Retreat Center offers a look inside their Saylorsburg facility and its mission

Brian Myszkowski Monroe County United and the Chestnut Retreat Center offered the public a window into the world of Fethullah Gulen and his followers in an effort to build bridges with the local community during a special online event on Sunday evening. Hosted by Monroe County United, “Meet our Muslim Neighbors” welcomed intrigued individuals to […]

Erdoğan’s overarching purge is not a road accident

Dr. Ismail Sezgin The Economist recently published an article entitled “Fethullah Gulen shares blame for Turkey’s plight” about Turkey, Erdoğan, and Gulen, in which it argues “no one helped him [Erdoğan] cripple Turkey’s democracy more than Mr Gulen and his sect [the Hizmet Movement].” As the co-director of the London-based Centre for Hizmet Studies, and […]