Fethullah Gülen and Lenin
by Mehmet Altan
In Moscow, I visited Lenin's mausoleum. According to me, this was a contradiction, for I went there to visit the schools opened by Turkish businessmen.
The students in Turkish schools are being educated in English, Russian, and Turkish. They are boarders. The teachers, all of whom are very young, graduated from good universities in Turkey.
We encountered children singing Turkish pop songs. Two mothers in St. Petersburg told us that they preferred those schools because they were giving education in English protected students against evil habits. [Sabah daily, 1/22/98]