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Why Erdogan’s approach is acceptable to some, when Sisi’s is not

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The first decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan right after the emergency law entered into effect in Turkey aimed to shut down more than one thousand schools, in addition to dissolving thousands of charities and institutions especially educational centers associated with preacher Fethullah Gülen who resides in the United States and who is accused by the Turkish president to stand behind the failed coup eight days ago. Erdogan also stressed, in his latest speech, on the continuous pursuit of enemies belonging to Gülen's organization which is called the parallel entity and their expulsion of governmental institutions, after pursuing them in other sectors of the state and in particular in the sectors of education and the charity work. The Justice and Development Party says that Gülen takes these two sectors as a pretext to pass his political views with a religious cover. And this is the same dilemma from which have suffered the Gulf countries and Egypt, and led them to take decisions similar to those taken by Erdogan, and this is what caused many criticisms from many parties. So how will these same parties respond to Erdogan's procedures of separating religion from politics?