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Monday, February 27, 2012

Gulen vs. Erdogan, a struggle for power in Turkey and abroad.

Turkey’s political in-fighting

Erdogan at bay

The Turkish prime minister faces new enemies both at home and abroad

FOR nine years Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has moved smoothly from one victory to another, winning three elections in a row with a bigger share of the vote each time. He has seen off coup plots by once-omnipotent generals and attempts by their cronies in the judiciary to ban his mildly Islamist Justice and Development (AK) party. So far the economy has survived the financial crisis largely unscathed. And although membership talks with the European Union are stuck, relations with America are (in the words of the foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, who recently spent five hours with Hillary Clinton) in “a golden age”.
The new philosophy in a bureaucracy once steeped in corruption and sloth is that the state exists to serve the citizen and not the other way round. The old maxim that “the Turk’s only friend is a Turk” has been replaced by growing confidence in Turkey’s regional clout. Mr Erdogan’s rivals are riven by internal feuds. A recent opinion poll suggests that if a new election were held today AK would get 54% of the vote, four points more than in 2011.
But the picture is less rosy when you consider a nasty power struggle between Mr Erdogan and Turkey’s most influential Islamist movement, led by an imam living in Pennsylvania named Fethullah Gulen. Commanding a sprawling global empire of media outlets, businesses and schools, the so-called Gulenists, who mix piety with hard-nosed pragmatism, are said to have infiltrated the judiciary and the police force. Their next target was apparently Turkey’s MIT spy agency. This story gained credence this month when an allegedly pro-Gulenist prosecutor summoned the MIT chief, Hakan Fidan, an Erdogan protégé, for questioning in a case against the separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), amid claims that some of his men may have joined its ranks.
A furious Mr Erdogan responded by getting the AK-dominated parliament to pass a law that makes judicial interrogation of MIT officials subject to prime ministerial consent. The offending prosecutor was taken off the case, and a group of suspected pro-Gulenist officials in the Istanbul police force were reassigned.
Although Mr Erdogan appears to have won the first round, the breach may yet have a big effect on his political fortunes, because the Gulenists may withdraw their support. The affair is complicated by Mr Erdogan’s health. He has recently had two operations, amid persistent rumours that he is being treated for colon cancer. He and his doctors deny this. But would-be successors within AK are said to be switching to the Gulenists. It is surely in both sides’ interest to make peace.
The Gulenists and AK had been making common cause against the army. Gulen-affiliated newspapers brimmed with leaked documents exposing army mischief that have been used as evidence in the Ergenekon trial against alleged coup-plotters. But with hundreds of officers behind bars and the threat of a coup dispelled, the alliance has frayed. Some argue that this reflects policy differences. More probably it is about power, with the Gulenists (in Mr Erdogan’s view) wanting too much. Even before the MIT row, the prime minister was said to be concerned about the arrest of journalists, which damages Turkey’s image. There are now at least 70 in jail, mostly on thinly supported terrorism charges. Some of them, notably Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, had been highly critical of the Gulenists.
Yet Mr Erdogan’s own democratic credentials are not so shiny. Hundreds of students are on trial or in prison for such “crimes” as protesting against dam projects. Anti-government journalists have been sacked by media bosses fearful of jeopardising other business interests. The most recent was Nuray Mert, a columnist for Milliyet, an establishment daily, and a fierce critic of Mr Erdogan’s decision to opt for a military solution to the Kurdish problem. This took a tragic turn in December when Turkish warplanes mistakenly bombed a group of Kurdish smugglers along the Iraqi border, killing 34 Kurds, mostly teenagers. As Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, also points out, Mr Erdogan has been quick to pass legislation to protect his spy chief but has done nothing to amend vaguely worded anti-terror laws used to jail thousands of dissidents, including nine MPs.
Equally worrying is the lack of progress on the new constitution that Mr Erdogan vowed would crown his third term. A parliamentary committee meant to be drawing up a draft has done such groundbreaking things as inviting the Greek Orthodox patriarch, Bartholemew I, to air his views. But there are still concerns about Mr Erdogan’s ambition to create a strong presidency, presumably designed for himself. And it is hard to see the whole process being completed without consent from the largest Kurdish party. Mr Erdogan is unwilling to talk to it unless it publicly disavows the PKK. Never mind that his own men, led by Mr Fidan, were secretly negotiating with the PKK until last summer, when it escalated its campaign of violence.
The descent of Syria, Turkey’s southern neighbour, into civil war is another concern. After years of cultivating the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, the Turks are betting on the collapse of his regime. They have offered sanctuary to commanders of the rebel Free Syrian Army and other members of Syria’s opposition. Mr Davutoglu is said to have lobbied Mrs Clinton to intervene but, especially in an election year, the Americans will be cautious. The longer Mr Assad hangs on, the greater the risk of his turning against Turkey. Resuming his father’s support for the PKK or stoking unrest among Turkey’s small Alawite population may both be options.
And then there are worries over the economy. By the standards of its Greek neighbour, Turkey looks scintillating: a budget deficit under 2% of GDP, a public debt of only 40% and GDP growth in 2011 of almost 8%. Yet a current-account deficit of over 10% of GDP points to overheating, and the economy is now slowing sharply. Mr Erdogan’s next fights may prove to be his toughest yet.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Uzbekistan authorities jail and deport Turkish businessmen.

This Blog has previously reported about the struggles the Gulen Turkish Businessmen have had in Central Asia.  Turkmenistan has also deported all Gulen Turkish Businessmen as well as Krygzstan.  The Gulen Schools are systematically being eradicated of all Gulen teachers.  The Turkic countries are not embracing the Gulen Movement:  Turkish Cypriots, Azerbaijani, and Central Asia.
TASHKENT -- Uzbek authorities have reportedly convicted and deported a group of Turkish businessmen for economic crimes.

Uzbekistan’s state-run television reported on February 21 that nine Turkish citizens had been convicted for “tax evasion and creating a shadow economy.”

The television report said all their property and assets in Uzbekistan have been confiscated.

It said eight of the convicted Turks were amnestied immediately and deported from the country, while one of the convicts, who has an Uzbek residence permit, was sentenced to three years in jail and fined more than $15,000.

Most of the suspects were arrested last year after tax, police, and security forces raided the Turkuaz supermarket in Tashkent.

Uzbekistan has launched a campaign in recent years to eradicate a black market of people using dishonest accounting practices to hide profits.

PLEASE NOTE:  All news is cited by the copy of the articles, we are not making this up or lying as some members of the Gulen Movement would like to believe.  They should look in the mirror at their self-written blogs and nonsense stories that praise Gulen as a man of peace, tolerance and harmony.  Where?  When?  Tell it to the Kurds.

We have printed other news about the Gulen Movement and their issues in Central Asia
Here is the information about Turkmenistan’s ousting of Gulen Turkish Businessmen and their schools

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fethullah Gulen Schools Worldwide

NOW that the heat is on, the Gulen Marketing maching is now trying to spin their schools as something that has benefitted society. They fail to mention the controversy in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Maldive, Senegal, Netherlands, USA and many more places.
The Gulen Movement also fails to specificially explain what exactly Gulen has done for world peace and tolerance..............besides lining his pockets and those of the TUSKON, et al other Turkish investors.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

North Cypriot Turkish community concerned over proposed Gulen Islamic Centre

Even the Turkish population of Northern Cyprus does not want Gulen or AKP influence on Island!
UNIONS, media outlets and opposition political parties in the north are accusing ‘the government’ of pandering to the Islamist interests of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) after it gave the green light for the building of “theology complex” on the outskirts of Nicosia. 
The wave of accusations came after the ‘council of ministers’ rushed through an agreement in which EVKAF, an umbrella organisation for religious foundations, would rent a 200-donum site to the religion-based Cyprus Science, Honour and Aid Foundation (KISAV) on a 30-year contract for a rent of just 100 Turkish Lira per year. (around €50).   
One of the first to condemn the move was Teachers Union (KTOS) boss Sener Elcil who said the deal was the work of the AKP, whose aim it was “to fill the north with Sheikhs”. 
“They [the government] are taking orders from the AKP and the Turkish Embassy,” he said, adding: “New religious foundations are being formed by the day and we have no idea by whom”. 
According to reports in the Turkish Cypriot press, KISAV was formed a mere two months ago by a small group of mainland Turks from Kahramanmaras and Konya, Turkey’s religious capital. Attempts by the Cyprus Mail to contact KISAV resulted in failure. The NGO has no website and is not registered with directory enquiries.
Criticism of the deal also came from the owners of the nearby International Cyprus University (UKU) whose administrators said they had been struggling for 20 years to obtain the land into which they hope to expand their campus. Another company, Turkmall, said it offered the authorities 417,000 pounds sterling and a promise to invest €15 million in a shopping and leisure centre on the site – a proposal which the company said had been looked favourably upon by EVKAF. KISAV’s proposal foresees an €8.5 million investment on a project that will include a theology school, a mosque, accommodation and a swimming pool. 
Turkish Cypriot ‘prime minister’ Ersin Kucuk sought to play down the accusations by saying, “It is wrong to think only of the economy and trade” and promised the complex would “bring benefits the people”. He added that once the 30-year lease expired, the complex would again become “public property”.
However, his words did not prevent further protest from political parties wary of mainland Turkish investment in the north. Indeed, last week the north was brought to a virtual collapse when electricity and telecommunications workers stopped work angry at plans to sell of currently ‘state-owned’ corporations to mainland Turkish companies. 
“The socio-economic invasion of north Cyprus is gaining speed and no one can keep up with it,” head of the left-wing New Cyprus Party (YKP) Murat Kanatli said . In a press statement Kanatli recalled how the previous year ‘state-owned’ Eastern Mediterranean College in Famagusta had, without consultation, been sold off to the Turkish-owned Doga Group, believed by many to be the property of Fetullah Gulen, an influential but moderate religious figure currently in self-imposed exile from Turkey in the US Gulen runs thousands of educational institutions both in Turkey and throughout world. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gulen School in Polokwane, South Africa- Sexual Abuse Case update

Sexual Abuse in cemaat
The case of the three teachers that allegedly abused boys at a Turkish school in the South African city of Polokwane (meaning “Place of Safety”, ironically) is on. Yet cemaat* affiliated newspapers insist on not covering the incident.
It had been revealed that students at a Polokwane school that reportedly belongs to the Gulen Community were subjected to sexual harassment and violence. Last Wednesday, twelve African boys filed complaints concerning three teachers working for the school and a consequent lawsuit has been initiated.
The boys, whose ages range from 11 to 14, attested that their teachers had beaten them, released dogs on them to intimidate them and on many occasions kissed them. The trial has been postponed until December 2nd so that the children could be screened for health and the defendants prepare their defense. The passports of the three teachers (aged 19, 22 and 24) have been detained.
One of Fethullah’s schools? Firat Haber Ajansı has talked to Hasan Tarik Sen, the chairman of Horizon Egitim Vakfi, a subsidiary of the cemaat.
Sen, in his report to the Polokwane-based newspaper News24, has claimed that the school in question is affiliated with another community.
News24, in the relevant news story, reported that the Turkish missionaries would be brought to court due to allegations of abusing and exerting violence on poor kids and that the three teachers had been apprehended. Sen, on the other hand, said: “The incident didn’t take place in any of our schools. The school in question belongs to another Turkey-based community. In fact they started a Koran tutoring institute, not a school. That’s where it all happened. As a matter of fact, we don’t know just what took place there. We don’t have anything to do with the case. We don’t know the people involved.” 
Read the whole article: news is translated from soL, original version can be found at:

Gulen Schools- Gulenists Hijrah (Migration) links to schools worldwide

Wednesday, February 1, 2012