Tag: Gülen Movement

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.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech in Istanbul, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Forces loyal to Erdogan quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left some hundreds of people dead and scores of others wounded Saturday. The chaos Friday night and Saturday came amid a period of political turmoil in Turkey _ a NATO member and key Western ally in the fight against the Islamic State group _ that critics blame on Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian rule. (AP Photo)

Turkish President Suspends, Arrests 50K-Plus People After Failed Coup Attempt

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has either suspended or detained nearly 50,000 people as part of a purge of the army, police, and the courts that expanded to universities and schools in the wake of a failed military coup attempt, according to the country’s intelligence service and religious authorities.

Texas Lawmaker Calls For Investigation of Islamist-Linked Charter School

An East Texas representative urged the state Attorney General’s office to open an investigation into the Houston-based Harmony Public Schools, purportedly linked to the controversial Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen. The charter chain stands accused of fraud, misappropriation of taxpayer dollars, shady business dealings, discrimination, conflicts-of-interest, and other questionable business practices.

Islamic Cleric Accused of Organizing Failed Turkish Coup Has Schools Across U.S.A.

The Turkish government accused Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen of organizing Friday’s failed military coup. While the reportedly reclusive 75-year-old imam — who lives in self-imposed exile in rural Pennsylvania — denied any connection to Turkey’s military action and even suggested it may have been staged by the Turkish president, Gülen remains a controversial figure. He is allegedly connected to a vast network of questionable charter schools operating across the United States.

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Islamist-Linked Texas Charter School Faces New Fraud Accusations

The Republic of Turkey filed a 12-page supplement to a previously submitted complaint against the Houston-based Harmony Public Schools, a charter chain allegedly tied to exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen. It accuses Harmony of fraud and financial wrongdoing with $18 million worth of Texas taxpayer funds.