Παρασκευή, 24 Μαΐου 2013

Is Gulen Movement Against Peace With PKK?


Turkish-Kurdish woman waves a PKK flag during a demonstration in support of Syrian Kurds, in the southeastern Turkish town of Nusaybin, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Jan. 26, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Sertac Kayar)

One of the frequently discussed issues in contemporary Turkey is the political influence of “The Gulen Movement,” or the religious network inspired by the teachings of Fethullah Gulen, Turkish Muslim scholar and preacher who has been living in Pennsylvania since 1998. While speculation about the movement includes far-fetched conspiracy theories — such as that Gulen is a “CIA agent” or “crypto Christian” — almost all observers agree that the movement needs to be taken as a serious political force in Turkish affairs.


Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/05/gulen-movement-peace-process-pkk.html#ixzz2UF8ULD5D

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