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Reclusive cleric denies using influence in Turkey

A reclusive Islamic cleric has denied using his influence to start investigations into alleged high-level government corruption.

Fethullah Gulen, who has been linked to a power struggle that is currently shaking the Turkish establishment, was speaking to BBC Newshour's Tim Franks from self-imposed exile in the United States in his first broadcast interview in 16 years.

He was responding to allegations that he had ordered his followers holding senior positions in Turkey's police and judiciary to launch those investigations.

  • 27 Jan 2014
  • From the section Europe
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