January 9, 2014

The Preacher Who Could Topple Erdogan

Maximilian Popp, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

The greatest threat yet to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan comes from a former ally. Muslim preacher Fethullah Gülen and his influential followers seem determined to accomplish what the recent protest movement could not: overthrowing the current regime.

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TAGGED: Fethullah Gulen, Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


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