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In State of Emergency, Turkey’s Erdogan Focuses on Spiritual Movement

The state of emergency that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared this week is giving him even more power to expand a purge that has seen an estimated 60,000 people either arrested or suspended from their jobs. Much of that purge has targeted members of a massive, wealthy and influential spiritual movement led by Fethullah Gulen, an former imam living in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Gulen has not set foot on Turkish soil in 17 years, but his name evokes strong emotions among...

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