• White House hosts first-ever Eid al-Adha celebration, Rumi Forum contributes

    White House hosts first-ever Eid al-Adha celebration, Rumi Forum contributes

    The White House hosted an event to celebrate Eid al-Adha on Tuesday for the first time ever with the sponsorship of the Rumi Forum, an international organization established by Turks living in Washington, D.C., to foster intercultural dialogue.
  • A Peace Conference to be held at UN in Geneva

    A Peace Conference to be held at UN in Geneva

    The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) and Dialog-Institut, in partnership with other civil society organizations, will organize Geneva Peace Conference: Mobilizing Civil Society for Building Peace on October 24, 2014 at United Nations Office in Geneva. Several important factors for peaceful coexistence will be discussed, including the roles of freedom of religion, media and education as catalysts in the process of creating conditions for such coexistence.
  • Gülen warns against adventurism, using force against Kurds

    Gülen warns against adventurism, using force against Kurds

    Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has warned against adventurism as well as using force to respond to demonstrations that have turned violent since reports that the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has captured the strategic city of Kobani (or Ayn-al Arab) over the weekend.
  • Cabinet bans charity Kimse Yok Mu from collecting donations

    Cabinet bans charity Kimse Yok Mu from collecting donations

    The Taraf daily ran a story arguing that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government planned to remove Kimse Yok Mu's public interest status, which would prevent it from collecting donations. The report argued that the proposal was pending with the Cabinet, expecting it to take effect before the Eid al-Adha holiday.
  • Gülen condemns ISIL atrocities in ads in leading US newspapers

    Gülen condemns ISIL atrocities in ads in leading US newspapers

    In the ads, which appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, Gülen said the actions of ISIL -- referred to in the ad as ISIS, another name it goes by -- are a “disgrace to the faith they proclaim and crimes against humanity.”

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