[This article was originally published on December 26, 2013]
I Francisco, declare for The Record that, even if invited, I would never, ever, even have a coffee with Mr. Erdogan.
Even if Mr. Erdogan were to promise to return my Mother’s Mother vast estates in
Esmirna, Izmir or Smyna, (my Grand Mother was born there), I would still decline the invitation. [Esmirna from Greek means Mirra in Portuguese]
My Grand Mother and my Mother had no brothers or sisters ,so, it is not very hard to figure who they belong to…
On the other hand, it would be an Honor to have coffee, lunch or dinner, with Mr. Fethullah Gulen, and I would not ask for anything.
What is going on in Turkey, is, among other things, a conflict between Mr. Erdogan ad Mr. Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, USA.
Mr. Gulen advocates education in Science, interfaith dialogue among the People of The Book and multi-party democracy.
He condemns violence, was the first Leader in Islam to condemn the 9/11 attacks, and has has personally met with Leaders of other Religions and started a dialogue, including Pope John Paul II, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeus and Israeli Sephardic Head Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, and even with atheists (Dialogue Society).
You can see, in the attachment, Mr. Gulen holding hands with Pope John Paul II.
Mr. Gulen will always be welcome at My House.
Mr. Erdogan‘s destiny has been sealed. Out.
If it is now or later, I have no idea.
It is public information (Bloomberg) that there are dozens of more scandals involving Mr. Erdogan, to be released.
Mr. Erdogan does not stand a chance.
“Les Jeux sont Faits”.
Francisco (Abouaf) de Curiel Marques Pereira
AUT VINCERE AUT MORI
December the 26 th 2013 (Gregorian Calendar).