Saturday, March 08, 2008

Fethullah Gülen acquited of forming an illegal terrorist group

Court acquits controversial Turkish sect leader

"A top Turkish court on Friday endorsed the acquittal of sect leader Fettullah Gulen, paving the way of his return from exile in U.S.. Gulen, the most controversial preacher in Turkey, has good relations with Islamist AKP government and has a wide following but many in Turkey believe he is plotting to destroy the secular state."

Also see this Economist piece.

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