The Reclusive Preacher Who Holds Sway over Turkish Politics

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Fethullah Gülen is an Islamic spiritual leader said to influence millions of Turks, including members of the police and the judiciary. He has followers all over the world, and they've established 130 charter schools here in the US. But for 14 years, he's lived in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains and gives no interviews, until he spoke to Jamie Tarabay. A senior staff writer at Al Jazeera America and former Baghdad Bureau Chief for NPR, she's author of A Crazy Occupation: Eyewitness to the Intifada. Her rare interview with Gülen appeared last week in the Atlantic.




Warren Olney