Photo Gallery: The Mysterious Gülen Movement
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Photo Gallery: The Mysterious Gülen Movement

Altruistic Society or Sect? The Shadowy World of the Islamic Gülen Movement

Millions of Muslims around the world idolize Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen, who likes to present himself as the Gandhi of Islam. His Gülen movement runs schools in 140 countries and promotes interfaith dialogue. But former members describe it as a sect, and some believe the secretive organization is conspiring to expand its power in Turkey.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan