Fethullah Gulen, the arch-enemy of Turkey's president

Exiled Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, pictured in 2013 in Pennsylvania, was immediately accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being behind the coup attemptFethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the coup attempt in Turkey, has a wide following in his native country, where he enjoys support among the police and judiciary. The reclusive Islamic preacher, who lives in a tiny town in the Pocono Mountains of the US state of Pennsylvania, was immediately accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being behind the coup attempt. “I condemn, in the strongest terms, the attempted military coup in Turkey,” read the two-paragraph statement.

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