The Gülen Movement has clear effects on Turkish society, so how can it be said to be non-political?

Fethullah GülenA notable feature of the Gülen Movement is that participants acknowledge and abide by the political system, and display disinterest towards seizing power and gaining control over the state apparatus. The Gülen Movement assumes forms of action and organization which are accountable and amenable to political mediation by the Turkish political system, without becoming identifiable with it. The Movement therefore does not act like an oppositional action which involves a minority, or which rejects the system in Turkey, or which resists the “rationality” of decisions and goals imposed by the Turkish system. The Gülen Movement is a cultural actor, or a social movement, not a political movement.

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