TurkeyDecember 19 2022, 15:53 pm

Head of Millî Görüş Meets President Erdogan

The head of the Islamis­che Gemein­schaft Mil­lî Görüş (IGMG) report­ed in Novem­ber that he had accept­ed an invi­ta­tion to vis­it Turk­ish pres­i­dent Recep Tayyip Erdo­gan. Accord­ing to a tweet from Kemal Ergün:

Novem­ber 3, 2022 I have accept­ed the invi­ta­tion of the Pres­i­den­cy of the Repub­lic of Turkey. I thank our Pres­i­dent for his kind invi­ta­tion. (Trans­lat­ed using Google Translate.)

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Mil­lî Görüş is a Turk­ish polit­i­cal move­ment whose aim is to trans­form Turkey into an Islam­ic state. The move­ment was found­ed in 1969 by for­mer Turk­ish Prime Min­is­ter Necmet­tin Erbakan, who, until his death, head­ed the Islamist Felic­i­ty Par­ty in Turkey. The ide­ol­o­gy and polit­i­cal agen­da of Mil­lî Görüş has called for an end to the sec­u­lar regime in Turkey through edu­ca­tion and preach­ing. In Ger­many, Mil­lî Görüş oper­ates as the 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. Accord­ing to the Ger­man gov­ern­ment, in 2019, 35 imams employed in IGMG mosques in Ger­many were sent by the Turk­ish Direc­torate of Reli­gious Affairs (Turk­ish: Diyanet İşl­eri Başkan­lığı or Diyanet). The Diyanet is a Turk­ish state insti­tu­tion respon­si­ble for man­ag­ing reli­gious affairs.


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