Why are the Gülen Movement participants sometimes perceived as stealthy or cautious in interaction with others?
The Gülen Movement participants are aware that outsider-researchers’ interpretations of their discourse and action may, when reported, harm an institution or voluntary body in which they work. This is because of the sensitivities of the Turkish state and political system (in which the balance of power can shift abruptly and unpredictably) and the current world situation related to Muslims or Islam-inspired movements. This leads people to a prudent caution in expressing ideas which, if recorded in any way or published in a biased and malicious manner, may later bring unwanted consequences or distortion or dismissal of their own understanding of what they are doing.
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