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The Great Game in West AsiaIran, Turkey and the South Caucasus$
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Mehran Kamrava

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190673604

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190673604.001.0001

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The Gülen Movement and Turkish Soft Power in the South Caucasus and the Middle East

The Gülen Movement and Turkish Soft Power in the South Caucasus and the Middle East

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(p.183) 8 The Gülen Movement and Turkish Soft Power in the South Caucasus and the Middle East
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The Great Game in West Asia
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Bayram Balci

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0008

This chapter focuses on a concrete case study in Turkey’s close neighborhood. It examines the exceptional role played by a social and religious organization that is unique in the Muslim world, namely the movement of Fethullah Gülen. The following questions are addressed: To what extent did the Gülen movement contribute to the development of Turkey’s soft power in both the South Caucasus and the Middle East?; reciprocally, how did the Gülen movement benefit from the government’s support and prestige to develop its own influence? Finally, the chapter questions the durability of the bond between Gülen and Turkey’s soft power through the lens of the clash between Gülen, the charismatic leader of the hizmet movement, and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, leader of the Turkish executive power since 2002.

Keywords:   Fethullah Gülen, Gülen movement, Turkey’s soft power, Hizmet, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey South Caucasus, Turkey Middle East

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