Fetullah Gülen is an important figure in contemporary Turkish Islam. A book edited by Hakan Yavuz and John Esposito offers a well-informed introduction by Western and Turkish experts to the Gülen movement. Its impact is not limited to Turkey: the community has created more than 300 modern schools, not only in Turkey, but also in several other parts of the world.
M. Hakan Yavuz and John L. Esposito (eds.), Turkish Islam and the Secular State: The Gülen Movement, Syracuse (New York): Syracuse University Press, 2003, XXXIV+280 pp.
The interview was conducted by Jean-François Mayer.