US Cables

The e-mails below are US cables published on https://wikileaks.org and is about Gulen and the Gulen movement.

VERDICT SUSPENDED IN CASE AGAINST ISLAMIC LEADER FETHULLAH GULEN Date

March 11, 2003

An Ankara State Security Court (SSC) March 10 ruled unanimously to postpone a verdict in the trial in absentia of controversial Islamic philosopher Fetullah Gulen.

     
RALLYING SUPPORT FOR THE HOCA (Gulen) Date:

Aug. 4, 2005

difficult request from a local foundation for a letter in support of Fethullah Gulen,......Deep and widespread doubts remain, however, about his (Gulen) movement's ultimate intentions......These facts, when coupled with the Gulenists' penetration of state institutions.....

     
FETHULLAH GULEN: WHY ARE HIS FOLLOWERS TRAVELING? Date: May 23, 2006

Gulen,s Network has Global Reach---- What is the Profile of Gulen Applicant?......Is There More to the Story Than Meets the Eye?......they are generally evasive about their purpose of travel to the United States and usually deny knowing or wanting to visit Gulen when questioned directly

     
FEARS OF ISLAMIC EXTREMISM GROWING Date: Sept. 7, 2006

The officials reportedly also warned of the threat posed by alumni of Turkish Fetullah Gulen high schools,.....The Fetullah Gulen movement is a conservative Islamist movement with a broad following in Turkey, that has built a worldwide network of schools -.........

     
AFRICA: TURKEY'S BLUSHING BRIDE? Date: Aug.4, 2008

The Islam-oriented Fetullah Gulen Movement plays a noteworthy role in Turkey's private sector African activities.....In Africa, businessmen from Turkey who are part of the Movement go to a country and start a business... then start a school(s)......

     
TURKISH FETULLAH GULEN NETWORK'S PRESENCE IN AZERBAIJAN Date: Aug. 5, 2008

The Fetullah Gulen network is one component of Azerbaijan's Islamic scene....Given the linkage between Nursi and Gulen, some commentators refer to Gulen followers as "Nurcus."

 
TURKISH GULENIST MOVEMENT IN AUSTRIA AVOIDS CONFLICT OVER MUSLIM INTEGRATION; FOCUSES ON HOMELAND Date: Mar.30, 2009

It is difficult to say how many Gulenists there are in Austria.....Gulenists in Austria are openly critical of Turkish state secularism,.....The Gulenist presence in Austria consists of the Friede Institute for Dialogue....

 
TURKISH GULENIST MOVEMENT IN TURKMENISTAN: EDUCATORS AND WHAT ELSE? Date Apr. 17, 2009


TURKMEN-TURKISH HIGH SCHOOLS: DISCIPLINE AND ADAPTABILITY.... COMPUTER AND LANGUAGE CENTERS--AND CIVIL SOCIETY INCUBATORS?...INTO THE WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT: TURKMENISTAN, THEN WHERE? ...EDUCATORS AND WHAT ELSE?

     
TURKEY: FM DAVUTOGLU VISIT TO PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN Date: Jun. 18, 2009

, there are an additional 8 schools in Afghanistan run by the Fethullah Gulen movement, .......Hizlan said that although it is true that in Turkey there are some doubts about the Gulen movement,....There are 16 Gulen schools in Pakistan

     
No One Has the Power to Destroy the Gulen Movement Date: June 19, 2009

"No one has the power to destroy our movement." "All Turkish citizens are potential members of our movement," according to Aslandogan.

     
Islam, AKP, headscarvers, Fetullah Gulen, and the Diyanet in a changing Turke Date Sep. 17, 2009

Despite being officially a "secular country", many Kemalists )- staunch supporters of Ataturk,s perceived vision for Turkey -- fear Turkey is experiencing a social change that is the harbinger of an Islamic state

     
TURKEY: AKP ERODING CHECKS ON ITS POWER?

Date:

Nov. 24,  2009

...... that AKP is slowly turning the various ministries and bureaucracies into havens for party activists and followers of the Fethullah Gulen movement. ................ that the Ministry of Justice had allowed wiretapping of its own judges and prosecutors --

     
GULEN - TURKEY'S INVISIBLE MAN CASTS LONG SHADOW Date: Dec. 4, 2009

Even among some Islamist organizations, the Fethullah Gulen Movement seems to have a murky reputation. .............but the notion is widespread among many circles in Turkey that his agenda is deeper and more insidious. ......



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