saylorsburg - Turkish liberal Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has argued in the German magazine Der Spiegel that Turkish President Erdogan was poisoned by success and power.
'Because Erdogan himself has such power hungry, he thinks that everyone suffers it, '' said Gulen, who lives in the US state of Pennsylvania since 1999.' Erdogan from impoverished backgrounds and now he lives in four palaces, success and power have got poisoned and destroy him, '' says Gülen
The Gulen Turkish government accuses of being behind the coup attempt on Friday. Gülen contends that he has always been an opponent of violence for political ends. 'I'm for democracy and against military coups', Gülen stressed.
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Erdogan was once a political ally of Gülen and his socio-religious movement. But the two leaders were bitter opponents. Erdogan believes years that Gülen wants to seize power and Gülen movement, the role of his own party Justice and Development (AK) wants to take over.