Why does Fethullah Gülen support the state, even when it has been oppressive? by fgulen.com. Posted on September 21, 2012 Fethullah Gülen asks people to be careful to respect the values and authority which the state or state organizations ideally stand for. He has spoken out against those who cause chaos, societal tension and violence in Turkey or anywhere else. Related posts: How exactly does the Gülen Movement integrate the individual into the modern nation-state? As a civil society movement what is the Gülen Movement’s stance on religion and the state? If the Gülen Movement is not oppositional, how can it be effective as a social movement? If the Gülen Movement is altruistic and peaceful, why does it attract such strong reactions, both positive and negative? by fgulen.com Is the Gülen Movement an extreme right-wing attempt to defend the social order? How does Gülen affect the consciousness of people about the state and democracy?