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Gulen’s shadow hangs over Erdogan

Erdogan may have declared victory over the Gulen group, after a warrant was issued for the arrest of Fethullah Gulen, but his headache with this group will not end.
People take part in a protest against the Turkish Government for issuing an arrest warrant for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 20, 2014. A Turkish court issued an arrest warrant on Friday for the U.S.-based cleric whose followers are accused by President Tayyip Erdogan of leading a terrorist plot to seize power, according to media.            REUTERS/Carlo Allegri      (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) - RTR4ISVE

Developments in the continuing war of attrition between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his one-time close ally turned nemesis, the Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, continue to provide riveting material for foreign diplomats and journalists in Turkey.

The latest development in the saga involves an arrest warrant issued by an Istanbul court Dec. 18 against Gulen. He is being sought for allegedly heading a terrorist organization that is being accused of establishing a “parallel state” to topple the democratically elected government.

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