More questions about Gulen in the international media: Meanwhile
In 2013 The Australian reported:
A NSW parliamentary delegation, including a senior government minister, travelled to a disputed region in the Caucasus in defiance of a strong travel warning from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The delegation, which included the NSW Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian, went to the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh last month, addressed its parliament and had meetings with its president.
Nagorno Karabakh, which has a population of 143,000, is not internationally recognised as a country and is considered a breakaway region of Azerbaijan. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union, it fought a war, backed by Armenia, with Azerbaijan which ended in an armed truce in 1994.
The delegation's trip followed an extraordinary motion passed through the NSW upper house which, in effect, recognised Nagorno Karabakh as a separate country by recognising it had "the right to self-determination", and calling on Australia to recognise its independence.
The motion, which received no publicity, was passed without dissent last October without even the Foreign Minister being aware of it.
It was another foray into international affairs by the NSW upper house, which offended Turkey in May by passing a motion condemning the massacre of Armenians and others during and after World War I.
In July this year Leyla Abdullayeva, spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan publicly registered Azerbaijan's strong protest against Berejiklian's continued support for Nagorno Karabakh,now as Premier of NSW.
Azaerbaijan, like Malaysia and Indonesia in this region, has acted to extradite members of the Fetullah Gulen movement to Turkey.
Meanwhile, in what appears to be a case of my enemies enemy is my friend, Berejiklian,her government, members of the state's judiciary,her Attorney General and her state's governor, appear to have maintained their support for local Gulenists. That support became evident in 2014, after the NSW Upper House's recognition of Nagorno Karabakh.
As reported earlier on this blog, Berejiklian's government can now be seen as providing support for a group considered terrorists if not haram by Muslims in this region.
Berejiklian seems to think that playing NSW politics has prepared her to play games of international geopolitics. While she plays her childish games it is her state's administration that is being undermined at every level. Also compromised is the ability of local businesses to participate in the opportunities created by Azerbaijan's strong oil and gas economy ( notwithstanding any slowdown).