Turkish PM calls on Gulen to return to country
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 3
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Fatullah Gulen [Islamic public figure who currently resides in the U.S.] to return to the country, the Turkish Sabah newspaper wrote on March 3.
If Gulen is "clean and confident of his innocence, he should return to Turkey", PM said.
Ergodan also noted that Gulen`s movement, which he earlier called a "parallel structure", with its anti-state activities proved that it is not a religious stream but a politicized and illegal structure.
Earlier, Erdogan called Gulen not to interfere in Turkey's internal affairs and accused the U.S. of support on him.
As previously reported, the member of the Council of the ruling Justice and Development Party of the country, Mazhar Bagli said that all the actions of Gulen and his supporters are aimed at undermining the country's national interests.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.