Who is Fethullah Gulen?

Fethullah Gulen was born in a small village near Turkey’s Erzurum province in 1941. Mr. Gulen’s father Ramiz Gulen, was an imam in the region and his mother, Refia Gulen, was the primary caregiver of the family and a major influence on Mr. Gulen’s spiritual and religious upbringing. Mr. Gulen attended his formal primary education in his home village, and after the family moved to a nearby village he began an informal religious education.