Salih Tuna, Yeni Şafak
Over the past few days, many columnists have been analyzing the relationship between the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government and the Gülen community. Numerous questions have been raised, for example, “Has the Gülen community turned its back on the AK Party, or has the AK Party turned its back on the Gülen community?”
What is going on? I wonder if an invisible hand put the “action plan to finish off the AK Party and Gülen” into action. If not, why is there so much noise? If the relationship between the AK Party and the Gülen movement has been spoiled because of the match-fixing law, this means that such a relationship was never formed. It is very strange that people who would rejoice if the AK Party were shut down or the Gülen community dissolved care about the relationship between the AK Party and the Gülen movement so much. Some have complained about a “deep divide” within the AK Party. I would not be surprised if others soon begin complaining of a divide within the Gülen community. It is very obvious that these people like “divisions,” and when there are no divisions, they go crazy.
Published on Today's Zaman, 12 December 2011, Monday