Middle East New purge in Turkey? Government's former ally branded a security threat.

By labeling the rival Gulen Movement a 'threat to national security,' Turkey has armed itself with the tools necessary to eradicate the group's extensive business, education, and media empire.

By , Correspondent

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Turkey’s top security council has declared the Gulen Movement, once the government’s most powerful political ally, a “threat to national security,” raising concerns of a wide-ranging “witch hunt” against the religious group, whose leader resides in the United States.