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Weekend Reading: Turkey: Democrats and Liberals, #OccupyGezi, and Fethullah Gulen

by Steven A. Cook
June 7, 2013

Anti-government protesters and other men pray during Friday prayers in Istanbul's Taksim square June 7, 2013 (Yannis Behrakis/Courtesy Reuters).


Suat Kiniklioglu discusses the reasons behind Turkey’s democrats and Liberals’ support for the protests, despite their traditional pro-AKP stance.

The OccupyGezi Tumblr blog, with updated pictures of the protests sweeping Turkey.

Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, living in exile but widely influential, issues a statement about the recent protests in Turkey.

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  • Posted by Mehmet

    Steven Cook, oh naive one, you quote Today’s Zaman which just happens to be the propaganda arm of the Gulen Movement. Gulen is evil, and his movement is anti American, they operate over 140 charter schools stealing money intended for education but instead they are the Turkish Lobbying.

    You speak about the Gulen Movement like they are something to be admired, they are parasites worldwide and need to be stopped.

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