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Fethullah Gulen

Fethullah Gulen's Message Condemning ISIS Appears in 5 U.S. Dailies Today

Emre Celik | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
Emre Celik

Fethullah Gulen, a world renowned scholar, preacher and social advocate published his message of condemnation in today's New York Times, Washington Po...

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

Emre Celik | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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.

Standing by the Education Rights of Schoolgirls

Alp Aslandogan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Alp Aslandogan

The kidnappings must serve as a reminder to all in the Muslim world of the important role that education plays in cultivating free societies and in protecting people against totalitarian, oppressive forces.

Turkey's Erdogan Says He Wants The U.S. To Extradite His Rival Gulen

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | World

* Gulen in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999 * Erdogan accuses him of building "parallel state" * Erdogan al...

Erdogan Chooses Soccer for First-Post Election Strike Against Islamist Opponents

James Dorsey | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

In a symbolic gesture, Mr. Erdogan called on Turkish soccer legend Hakan Sukur to resign from parliament after his nameplate was removed from an Istanbul's Sancaktepe Hakan Sukur Stadium.

Sophia Jones

Turkish Businesses Fear Government Retaliation Ahead Of Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Internet Freedom Just for 4 Hours

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 04.20.2014 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

Ragged by already tight regulations on the Internet, Turkey seems to suffer more since the new legislation allows government officials to block sites they deem violate personal privacy within four hours, without obtaining a court order.

Turkey's Fading Democracy

Alp Aslandogan | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Alp Aslandogan

That the AKP's third term is mired in systemic corruption is discouraging for Turkey's democracy. Even more worrisome, though, is the fact that corruption has led to an authoritarian trend in which those who refuse political obedience are profiled and discriminated against.

Reclusive Turkish Imam In Pennsylvania Accused Of Attempting To Bring Down Prime Minister Erdogan

Religion News Service | Jacob Resneck | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

ISTANBUL (RNS) Has a reclusive Turkish cleric exiled to Pennsylvania hatched a plot to bring down the government of his former ally? That’s the n...

Islamists Have Failed to Deliver

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Muslims favor democracy, symbiotic coexistence with others and a system of governance that best reflects their own ethical values. Islamists like the ruling secularists they deposed have not been able to translate this aspiration into effective governance.

Turkey: CHP Leader Says He Would Consider Stepping Aside For Sarigul

Joe Lauria | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Joe Lauria

Kilicdaroglu has consistently bashed Erdogan on both domestic and foreign policy in the midst of a deepening gulf in Turkish society between secularists and Islamists that threatens more street violence.

Part II: Speaking Turco-tweetish More Fluently

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

When you use a proper hashtag, you can be heard and make a difference as we are seeing nowadays. If you have something to say, it's the place to be. Honestly, I believe everybody in Turkey needs it right now!

Too Good to Be True

Emre Celik | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Emre Celik

Does such skepticism further ostracize the 'other' or does it give rise to greater motivation and encouragement for such communities, groups and organizations to be more proactive?

Reading the Fault Lines in Istanbul

Stanley Weiss | Posted 08.25.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

LONDON--It was 45 years ago this summer that I found myself in Chicago, being bludgeoned by a police officer. Earlier that spring, my mentor--German ...

New York's 4th Charter School Affiliated With Controversial Network

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

The New York State Board of Regents this week approved the application for the Utica Academy of Science Charter School, making it the fourth Gulen Mov...

Can Washington Ever Welcome a Nonviolent Muslim?

Michael Shank | Posted 08.04.2012 | Media
Michael Shank

Discrimination and prejudice is quite possible in the U.S. and it seems ever apparent in all things arguably related to Fethullah Gulen. America should be welcoming a Muslim scholar promoting secular education, science, tolerance and nonviolence -- not castigating him.

Islamophobia Network Targets Top Performing American Schools

Michael Shank | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Michael Shank

While I recognize that there are legitimate concerns regarding the use of public funds for these charter schools... it seems that at the heart of this is an undercurrent of phobia about Islamic teaching in America.