The New York Times’ coverage of the attempted coup in Turkey featured speculation that the backers of the coup were the followers of Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish imam who lives in seclusion in Pennsylvania.

The coverage tonight linked to an article published about him in 2012.

Prime Minister Erdogan and Gulen were once collaborators. Now they are enemies. Gulen has a power network inside Turkey. Gulen runs one of America’s biggest charter chains.

I ask again, why should foreign nationals take over the functions of local government in the U.S.?

The Gulen schools have different names. Check with Sharon Higgins’ blog to see if you have Gulen schools in your city or state.

Some Gulen schools, like the Magnolia charter chain in Los Angeles, claim they have no connection with Gulen. But when the board is controlled by Turkish men, you can bet that the school is a Gulen school.