For a long time, the Islamists regarded the movement’s leader, Fethullah Gülen, as an agent of the secular Turkish state to tame and incorporate Islamic activism, whereas the secularists saw Gülen as the same evil as Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, only in different colors—with his initial moderate, democratic stance concealing a hidden agenda of Islamic revolution.
Neu aufgestellt: Die Gülen-Bewegung in Deutschland
Seit dem versuchten Putsch in der Türkei 2016 scheint die Gülen-Bewegung dort zerschlagen. Ankaras Geheimdienste verfolgen die so genannten "FETÖ-Terroristen" weltweit und schrecken auch vor Entführungen nicht zurück. In Deutschland wächst die Bewegung.
The Repertoire of Extraterritorial Repression: Diasporas and Home States
Repertoire enables a comprehensive approach to discern the robust mechanisms of extraterritorial repression,while also highlightingthe dynamism that eventually paves the way to the invention, adaptationand transmission of such repressive measures.
The GUlenists in Exile: Reviving the Movement as a Diaspora
Exile was not just a harsh winter for the movement, but, indeed, an existential crisis that let many followers to embark on extensive soul-searching.
The 15 July abortive coup and post-truth politics in Turkey
Post-truth politics signifies a shift from a regime of truth to a regime of common sense, in which gut-feeling, emotions and intuitions are seen as more reliable than facts to lead to the truth.
A history of Turkey’s AKP-Gülen conflict
In this purge, Erdoğan clearly outperformed the Kemalists during the 28 February Process. Nevertheless, the solitude of Gülenists and lack of public sympathy for their plight reveal much about their reception in Turkish society.
Winter of Gulenists Turned to Spring of Other Islamists
Contrasting sharply with the fate of the Gulenists, other religious groups are gaining strength.