Turkish police raid conglomerate with close links to cleric Gulen

September 1, 2015 9:57 AM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police raided the offices of a conglomerate with close links to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, an ally-turned-foe of President Tayyip Erdogan, company officials said on Tuesday.

Erdogan, who wants to win back a majority for his ruling AK Party in a snap election on Nov. 1, says Gulen has established a parallel structure within the state through supporters in the judiciary, police and other institutions including the media.

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