Speaking from the pulpit since the 1950s, Gulen began expressing his thoughts concerning current issues debated in Turkey in interviews .
The very first media interview with
Gulen was published on 18 November 1991. Speaking from the pulpit since
the 1950s, Gulen began expressing his thoughts concerning current issues
debated in Turkey in interviews published in newspapers and magazines
and broadcast on television, both in the country and abroad.
When Gulen said, “There is no return from democracy,” the year was 1994.
When he said, “The State lacks a serious plan regarding the Kurdish issue,” it was 1993.
said the words, “A Muslim cannot be a terrorist and a terrorist cannot
be a Muslim. A person cannot go to heaven by killing a person,” in 2001.
was 1997 when he said, “The politicization of religion is dangerous,
but it is much more dangerous for religion than it is for the regime, as
it means sullying the spirit of religion. For religion is the religion
invites the reader to a journey through the horizons of all that Gulen
has said in relation to these issues for twenty-four years.