Creating alliances, connections, and definitions of common goals is central to the Gülen Movement's successes in any of the systems or societies within which participants work.
Polls carried out by independent institutions and organizations indicate that the overwhelming majority of the Turkish public and other non-Turkish societies approve of the works and deeds of Gülen and Movement participants. The results of the polls indicate widespread acceptance of the Movement’s values and goals.
The Gülen Movement co-operates with other legitimate and institutionalized organizations concerned with the same issues. It is keen to develop joint initiatives based on compatible definitions. The activities of the educational institutions, such as science and knowledge Olympiads, student exchange programs, the activities of the Foundation of Journalists and Writers all around the world, and local and regional cultural and dialogue centers, aid-relief work in several countries are good, clear examples of such cooperation.