Monday, December 30, 2013

Gulen on Israel

From an American correspondent in the Middle East:  "yes close to zionists. they criticize erdogan for ending the close alliance with israel, and defend this strange position for islamists by saying that its not the right time to have such a powerful enemy and there should be a tactical alliance with israel now so turkey can be more powerful and confront them in the future
the gulenists also harshly criticize turkey's relatively positive relations with iran, they are opposed to iran for sectarian reasons while erdogan has policy differences with iran on syria for example but strong economic ties
the gulenists were pushing erdogan to invade syria in 2011
this is not from me so dont quote me
wikileaks is supposed to have some fascinating stuff on gulen but i'm too lazy to go through it".