• Suspicious raid against Hizmet-affiliated highschool famous for its success

    Suspicious raid against Hizmet-affiliated highschool famous for its success

    The raid came just two days after Turkey's Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) announced the results of the Higher Education Entrance Examination (YGS), which revealed that students from Gülen-inspired schools are among the top scorers of the exam, casting doubt on the objectivity of the raid.
  • Kurdish theologian: Gülen’s ideas best antidote to ISIL

    Kurdish theologian: Gülen’s ideas best antidote to ISIL

    Jafar Gwani, an Islamic theologian based in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, has said the ideas of Fethullah Gülen, an Islamic preacher who lives in self-imposed exile in the US, are the best antidote in the fight against the ideology of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
  • Report: Erdoğan’s anti-Turkish school rhetoric damages Turkish-African ties

    Report: Erdoğan’s anti-Turkish school rhetoric damages Turkish-African ties

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's unrelenting denunciation of schools affiliated with the Gülen community and calls for the closure of the schools over the past two years have been harshly criticized in the central African country of Cameroon.
  • Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Assault on Press Freedom in Turkey Senate Floor

    Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Assault on Press Freedom in Turkey Senate Floor

    Mr. President, I have spoken many times on the Senate floor in defense of press freedom because it is a fundamental cornerstone of a democratic society. Today I want to briefly draw the Senate’s attention to the situation in Turkey, one of the many countries in the world where this basic right is under threat by officials in the government who seek to silence their critics.
  • Parents react to auditor, police raid of Hizmet-inspired school

    Parents react to auditor, police raid of Hizmet-inspired school

    In yet another government-backed operation targeting the Gülen movement (Hizmet movement), four tax inspectors from the Finance Ministry and a number of police officers conducted a raid on Saturday at a private school affiliated with the movement in the southern province of Adana, leading to protests from parents of the school's students.
  • Yemeni authorities praise Turkish schools for persevering during hard times

    Yemeni authorities praise Turkish schools for persevering during hard times

    Yemen's Education Ministry and scores of high-ranking officials and academics have expressed gratitude for Turkish educators and schools that have continued to offer educational services during difficult times in Yemen.

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