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Turkey Formally Asks U.S. To Arrest Cleric Gulen Over Coup Plot: Turkish Media

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 09.13.2016 | World

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has made a formal request to the United States for the arrest of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen on charges of o...

Should We Send A Man We Know Is Innocent To His Death Abroad?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
John A. Tures

In the movie Judgment at Nuremberg, a Nazi judge has to answer for sacrificing an innocent man to appease the bloodlust of an angry crowd, swearing he had no idea how it would lead to the Holocaust.

The Caliphate Of Sultan Erdogan

Christos Terzides | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Christos Terzides

Erdogan has addressed the European nations that he claims are calling him a dictator. He stated that his country is suffering because over the last 53 years Europe has ignored his nation's intentions of officially becoming a part of Europe.

What To Know About The Secretive Group Turkey Blames For Coup Attempt

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.28.2016 | World

Hours after an attempted coup in Turkey on July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his officials were already clear who was to blame: Fethullah Gu...

A Different Kind of Coup? Why You Should Care About A "Reclusive" Turkish Imam in Pennsylvania

John Barton | Posted 07.23.2016 | Religion
John Barton

Fethullah Gülen may be the most influential Muslim leader in the world that you've never heard of. Or, at least, that may have been true until last w...

The Gulen Movement Isn't a Cult -- It's One of the Most Encouraging Faces of Islam Today

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Graham E. Fuller

The target of Erdogan's purge -- the movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen -- is not dangerous. It's one of the most moderate and socially constructive organizations in the Muslim world. In attacking it, Erdogan is planting the seeds for his own destruction.

A Former Top Turkish Advisor Explains Why Erdogan Is The Coup's Biggest Winner

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.19.2016 | World

Days after the failed coup, the outlines of the plot, the forces behind it and the resistance to it, are becoming clearer. Mass arrests are now underw...

Turkey's Kamikaze Coup Attempt: Why Now and What Next?

Behlül Özkan | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Behlül Özkan

ISTANBUL -- The only way to rouse Turkey's democracy from its slumber is to fight to re-enshrine the universal principles of the rule of law, freedom of the press and individual freedom -- however distant that goal may look now.

Turkey Detains Over 7,500 People As Crackdown Widens After Bloody Coup Attempt

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.18.2016 | World

ISTANBUL ― At least 7,500 people have been detained since the bloody coup attempt in Turkey, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows to “clean all ...

Turkey's Coup: The 'Valkyrie' Of Our Times

John A. Tures | Posted 07.16.2016 | World
John A. Tures

The true story behind this coup is eerily similar to the events in Turkey in the middle of July coup.

Turkey Blames Coup Attempt On Group Led By U.S.-Based Cleric

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.16.2016 | World

Although it is still unclear who is responsible for Friday’s failed coup attempt against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish o...

Gulen, Moderate Cleric, Vilified In Turkey

Sevda Zeynalova | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Sevda Zeynalova

Photo credit: Zaman, Selahattin Sevi The Turkish government's war on the Gulen movement has shown no signs of ebbing. Ankara is so determined to crac...

Turkey's Ruling Party, the AKP, Is Next On Erdogan's Hit List

John A. Tures | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
John A. Tures

As Turkey slouches toward dictatorship, purging enemies and former allies, Recep Tayip Erdogan has a cheering section, in the form of the AKP, the ruling party in Turkey.

While Erdogan Demonizes a Peaceful Movement, International Community Applauds Them.

Aydoğan Vatandaş | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Aydoğan Vatandaş

It is no secret that the corruption scandal on December 17, 2013 that encircled the Turkish government was one of the biggest threats to Erdogan's rule since he took the office in 2003. Since then, Erdogan has been accusing Mr. Fethullah Gulen and his movement of conspiring against him.

Yes, Why Not Talk Truthfully About Certain Charter Schools in Texas?

Sharon Higgins | Posted 04.12.2016 | Education
Sharon Higgins

The Huffington Post recently published a piece by Anna Clark about "Killing Ed," a new documentary by Mark S. Hall. A few days later, David Dunn, Executive Director of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA), responded to Ms. Clark's post. What is quite striking is how Mr. Dunn totally avoided addressing Ms. Clark's major point of concern. The question is why?

The Best Answer to Bad Guys With Qur'ans Is Good Guys With Qur'ans

John Barton | Posted 02.14.2016 | Religion
John Barton

The geopolitical and theological stakes are too high to be distracted by caricatures and reductionism. To move forward, we must embrace our shared and complex humanity, and honor one another's virtues.

Fethullah Gulen: Muslims, we have to critically review our understanding of Islam

Emre Celik | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Emre Celik

This article by Fethullah Gulen first appeared in French newspaper, Le Monde on December 17, 2015. Words fall short to truly express my deep sadness ...

A Muslim Cleric That America Should Support

John A. Tures | Posted 09.02.2016 | World
John A. Tures

Usually, when Americans hear the term "Muslim cleric," they cringe. Yet there's a Muslim leader who calls for peace and inter-faith dialogue, whose supporters are being rounded up by an increasingly authoritarian leader. Backing the right leader could be the key in the war against ISIS.

Is Anybody Out There?

Emre Celik | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Emre Celik

It's unfortunate when an organization tasked with providing help to the needy must ask for help itself. It's even more unfortunate when the help it seeks is rooted in deliberate and systematic suppression.

Hate Speech is Undermining Turkey's Fragile Democracy

Emre Celik | Posted 02.12.2015 | World
Emre Celik

Erdogan has employed a multidimensional effort to intimidate, silence and otherwise persecute every institution or individual remotely associated with Gulen.

Fethullah Gulen's Maxim: Live So That Others May Live

Emre Celik | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Emre Celik

Gulen places a great importance on the interdependence of individuals, communities, nations and systems on one another. Each fundamental unit within any system plays a role and has an inexplicable effect -- small or great -- on every other unit within such a system.

New Era With a New Prime Minister in Turkey?

Sasha Toperich | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Sasha Toperich

Tough tasks await incoming Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. In the upcoming days, the Davutoğlu administration will show us whether it is possible to maintain a delicate balance between freedom of expression and national security without damaging democratic principles such as the rule of law and freedoms.

Yes, Love Is a Verb!

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Arzu Kaya Uranli

In today's diverse world, there are hundreds of social movements rooted in religious traditions as a tool of pluralism and Hizmet Movement, uniquely a Turkish and Islamic one, is only one of them. My take of it is that it is wonderful since we need many sincerely devoted hearts to make the world a better place.

Sophia Jones

Turkish Businesses Fear Government Retaliation Ahead Of Elections | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is widely feared in Turkey’s business world. From the country’s billionaires to its bankers, peopl...

Fethullah Gulen: From Izmir to the Global Hizmet Movement

Emre Celik | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Emre Celik

Gulen's name has progressively reached a wider Western audience. From the New York Times to 60 Minutes, there are thousands of references to his name in the world media. Attention is being paid.