Fethullah Gülen does it again.
Julie Platner for the Wall Street Journal
Politics make strange bed fellows. Kemalists hate Fethullah Gülen. According to them he is behind every Islamic happening in Turkey. He had to leave Turkey and now he lives in US. Now they might actually like him for his statements on the Gaza Flotilla. In fact, he has a long record of cooperation with the Power. In late 1970s, he oppossed the boycott movement in universities that was aimed at protesting headscarf ban. Since then he and his movement accused political opponents of every sort. Only lately his movement began to take an active role when they allied with AKP circles and acquired direct Power…
IHH President’s reply here in Turkish.
Who opposed Turkey’s diplomatic initiatives? In UN, US, Norway and Italy. In NATO, Canada and Chezch Republic… via
Reclusive Turkish Imam Criticizes Gaza Flotilla
By JOE LAURIA
SAYLORSBURG, Pa.?Imam Fethullah Gülen, a controversial and reclusive U.S. resident who is considered Turkey’s most influential religious leader, criticized a Turkish-led flotilla for trying to deliver aid without Israel’s consent.
Fethullah Gülen does it again: criticises the Gaza flotilla.
Turkey in threat to Israel ties
Turkey’s reaction to Israel not strong enough, says survey
MAIN FOCUS: Israel risks its credibility | 04/06/2010
Despite mounting pressure Israel continues to reject an international enquiry into its military operation against an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip. With its attitude the country has made enemies of former allies and could lose its credibility, commentators write.
Double Standards at RTÜK?
YAVUZ BAYDAR – After the blame game: What should the US do?
USA: Mourning the Loss of American Furkan Dogan, Killed on Flotilla
from Global Voices Online by Jillian C. York
Organizers lose contact with last Gaza aid boat, blame ‘sabotage’
Syria: Lash Out Continues Against Israel’s Raid on Gaza Aid Convoy
from Global Voices Online by Anas Qtiesh
Brave third world
Ever since the election of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) as a single majority political movement into the position of political decision making, i.e., the government, one of the sharpest readers of the major shift taking place in terms of the foreign policy paradigm was, without a doubt, Brazil.
Seemingly low key and humble, but equally clear minded and resolute, the two foreign ministers of this country — Abdullah Gül and now, Ahmet Davutoğlu — redefined the role of Turkey as a proactive regional power, seeking a larger share of global policy making. This new vision was certainly accelerated by the successful economic policies which now place Turkey somewhere between 15 and 17th position in that league.
One of the key elements that has brought Turkey and Brazil closer was the background and level of popularity of their leaders, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Rising from poor quarters and having matured in a tough political struggle, both are the driving forces for establishing their respective countries as part of what some observers call the Brave New Third World.
1 thought on “Fethullah Gülen does it again.”
Ha ha ha, Fethullah Gülen, ‘world’s top living public intellectual, as Namaz … err … Zaman titled almost exactly two years ago.
Got it? ‘Top living intellectual’, not ‘living top-intellectual.
To cut it short: Mr. Gülen has a great heap of wisdom – outside his head. He’s a charlatan.
It could be him <a href="http://tetrapilotomie.blogspot.com/2007/08/false-prophets-surprise.html?Livaneli's once refering to. 🙂
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