Turkmenistan Cracking Down on Gülen Followers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (right) meets with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Ankara. The Turkish government, an important partner for Turkmenistan, accuses Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen of masterminding the failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15. Ankara has pressured countries hosting many of Gülen’s followers to crack down on the movement, and Turkmenistan appears to be susceptible to the pressure. (Photo: Turkish Presidential Press Service)

Security services in Turkmenistan are taking dozens of alleged followers of Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen into custody, according to their family and friends.

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Nick Ashdown is a freelance journalist in Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkmenistan Cracking Down on Gülen Followers

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