Turkish faith movement secretly funded 200 trips for lawmakers and staff

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Since 1999, Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen has lived in relative obscurity at a compound in rural Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, where this photo was taken on March 3, 2004. Photo by Selahattin Sevi

Since 1999, Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen has lived in relative obscurity at a compound in rural Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, where this photo was taken on March 3, 2004. Photo by Selahattin Sevi

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WASHINGTON — A Turkish religious movement has secretly funded as many as 200 trips to Turkey for members of Congress and staff since 2008, violating House rules and possibly federal law, a USA TODAY investigation has found.