Why is the Gülen Movement seen as a successful social movement?
The Gülen Movement has proved itself successful in the sight of communities in Turkey and abroad by mobilizing inactive, dormant, but innovative energies present in Turkish society and other societies. It absorbs conflicting pressures and eases tension within fragmented communities. It has transformed the potential to use coercive means to induce changes in political systems into peaceful efforts to produce beneficial services. Despite provocations and ill-treatment, it has never shown any inclination whatever towards violence or extra-legal tactics of any kind.
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