To the editor:

Mustafa Emanet, a former H-1B employee of the Gulen organization, indicates that 40 percent of the salaries of Turkish employees in the Gulen charter industry are deducted from their paycheck, and additional contributions to Gulenists causes are required.

Emanet provided a copy of the bylaws of Tuzuk to Robert Amsterdam, author of "Empire of Deceit: An Investigation of the Gülen Charter School Network."

These bylaws specify salary schedules that are 40 percent below the actual salary.

The Gulen Empire makes major contributions to Gulen-friendly politicians. Other perks include free trips to Turkey.

It is amazing that some politicians put the nation at risk in exchange for perks and campaign contributions.

Why are the news media organizations reluctant to delve into this matter? Just wondering.

Amsterdam's book "Empire of Deceit: An Investigation of the Gülen Charter School Network" is available online at http://empireofdeceit.com/

Sincerely,
William L. Phillis
Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding