What underlies the Gülen Movement’s apparent strength?

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Gülen and the Movement as collective actor have established links with already legitimized and institutionalized SMO leaders, communities and organizations. These links reinforce the prestige and legitimacy of the collective action, the actors and the SMOs of the Gülen Movement. This can be particularly helpful when the collective actor is forced to respond to crises or emergencies.