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Turkey Warns Japan to Take ‘Necessary Measures’ Against Gulen

The Turkish government has taken the opportunity of a visit from a high-ranking Japanese official to warn the east Asian country to beware of any ties to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses of running an international terrorist network responsible for a failed coup against him in July.

Februniye Akyol(25), Co-Mayor of the southeastern city of Mardin, TURKEY 27/02/2015 /LEJOURNAL_103130/Credit:EMIN OZMEN/LE JOURNAL/SIPA/1503111047 (Sipa via AP Images)

Coup Purge: Turkey Ousts Only Christian Mayor

The only Christian mayor in Turkey, a U.S. NATO ally, has been removed as part of a purge by the ruling Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following an abortive coup earlier this year.

U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller/File Photo

Iraqi Kurds Take Over Islamist Cleric Gulen’s Schools

The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decided to assume control over all the schools in its jurisdiction linked to the religious movement led by imam Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish President Recep Erdogan blames for the failed coup attempt against him.