Turkish media is reporting that President Erdoğan sent a video message to an international symposium of the Millî Görüş religious movement. According to the Yeni Şafak report:
October 22, 2021: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent a video message to the 4th International Necmettin Erbakan and Millî Görüş Symposium organized by the Center for Economic and Social Research (ESAM) at Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University. Erdoğan said: “True believers are like stars in the sky. Erbakan was a true believer who worked for his country. The late Erbakan never gave credence to the streets and violence. Thankfully, we have turned a significant part of Erbakan’s dreams into reality in 19 years.” [Google translated with edits]
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Millî Görüş is a Turkish religious and political movement founded by Necmettin Erbakan, Erdoğan’s political mentor, which has called for an end to the secular regime in Turkey. In Germany, Millî Görüş operates as the Islamische Gemeinschaft Millî Görüş (IGMG), which oversees the work of Millî Görüş chapters in at least 12 European countries and states that it has over 127,000 members worldwide. The GIOR has reported about the German government’s assertion that Turkish President Erdoğan’s AKP party has intensified its relations with Millî Görüş in Germany.