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Mogadishu Governor visits KYM Headquarters

Mogadishu’s Governor Mr. Muhammed Ahmed Nur visited Hizmet movement’s relief organization Kimse Yok Mu (KYM). The Governor and his delegation had a meeting with KYM’s President Unal Ozturk and KYM General Secretary Celal Turkoglu, which lasted approximately one hour. During the meeting views were exchanged regarding the ongoing projects in Somalia and Mogadishu. KYM did […]

A Visit with Turkey’s Controversial Religious Movement

Piotr Zalewski / Diyarbakir, Turkey If anything, the tiny, informal gathering in Diyarbakir reveals a side of the Gulen movement that is key to its power — its management at the grass-roots level. Opening an Excel file on his laptop, Ozdemir the teacher asks each of the eight men present to report how much money […]

Watch out! Anatolian Tigers on the prowl

ATUL ANEJA  They are an unusual group of Turkish businessmen endowed with a strong work ethic, a great spirit of public service, and who revel in camaraderie. Many of them are young first generation “capitalists”, emerging from humble backgrounds and hailing from the small towns and villages of Anatolia — once disparaged by Europhiles as […]

S. Korean universities host workshop on Hizmet movement

18 May 2012 / TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL The principles, aims and practices of the Hizmet movement have been discussed at a workshop in South Korea’s leading universities attended by Turkish and South Korean academics and other prominent figures. Organized jointly by the İstanbul Cultural Center in South Korea and Seoul National University’s Research Center for […]

Media Imposes Official Ideology, Creating Negative non-Muslim Image

Intellectuals and journalists who gathered at a workshop for a debate on how the media treats non-Muslims in society have said that the media has had a crucial role in imposing official ideology on society. “It is not that all negative perceptions in the media regarding non-Muslims have been determined by media bosses or chief […]

Punjab university: Honorary PhD given to Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen

LAHORE: The Punjab University conferred an honorary doctorate upon Turkish scholar, writer and opinion leader Fethullah Gulen in a ceremony at the Undergraduate Study Centre on Thursday. Addressing the ceremony, PU Vice Chancellor Prof. Mujahid Kamran said that the last honorary degree awarded by the PU was to the Turkish president in 1986. He said […]

Freedom award recipient Bartholomew praises Gülen’s peace efforts

13 May 2012 / BASRI DOĞAN, MIDDELBURG Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew praised well-respected Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen for his peace efforts around the world after receiving one of the Roosevelt Institute’s Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards. The award ceremony for the 2012 Four Freedoms Awards was held on Saturday at the Nieuwe […]

European Muslims Want Participation, Not Integration: Role of the Gulen Movement

A conference hosted by the Catholic Academy in Stuttgart together with two associations of the Gülen movement (aka Hizmet movement) in Baden-Württemberg, “Süddialog” and “Begegnungen”, focused on Christian and Islamic initiatives in cooperative public welfare efforts. The story gives clues about Gulen movement’s role in Muslim’s integration and participation in Germany. While German politicians continue […]

Social and Philosophical Aspects of Fethullah Gulen’s Teachings

Dialogue Eurasia Platform organized one more event in order to establish understanding between peoples, to eliminate mutual prejudices, to help people to get to know each other better and to establish bridges of dialogue. More than 200 academicians, journalists, writers gathered in Crowne Plaza hotel in order to take part in the presentation of a […]

Path of Prophet offers solutions to social ills

6 May 2012 / İLKAY GÖÇMEN / NURULLAH KAYA, GAZİANTEP “During my visit to Turkey, I met with many people who are inspired by Gülen. I noticed educational institutions that are doing great things across the world and making efforts in the medical field. What the Gülen movement have been doing across the world is […]

Turkish Schools in Kyrgyzstan Celebrated 20th Anniversary

Cihan News Agency, May 8, 2012 The Turkish Schools in Kyrgyzstan celebrated their 20thanniversary with a magnificent event. Many high ranked individuals participated in this celebration of the schools that are affiliated with the Kyrgyz-Turkish Educational Institutions (SEBAT). Busurmankul Tabaldiyev, the secretary of the defense council of Kyrgyzstan, was in attendance on behalf of President […]

Syrian Refugees Relief Campaign

Turkish relief organization Kimse Yok Mu (KYM) has launched a campaign for tens of thousands of Syrian people who are fleeing their country to become refugees because of civil conflict. Heavy weaponry are being used in many Syrian cities and tens of thousands of people are being forced to flee their homes. Because the clashes […]

Turkish schools behind Turkey’s soft power in Middle East

2 May 2012 / MİNHAC ÇELİK, İSTANBUL Marco Padovan, Italian businessman and a member of the Turkish-Italian Trade and Cooperation Association, said during a round table meeting held in İstanbul on Wednesday that Turkish schools play a crucial role in the increase of Turkey’s soft power in the Middle East and North Africa. Speaking during […]

Kurdish intellectuals denounce attack on Şırnak educational institution

24 April 2012 / AYTEN ÇİFTÇİ/ALİ GÜVEN, İSTANBUL/ŞIRNAK Kurdish intellectuals have joined critics of a suspected outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack on a building, which hosts a private university prep course in Şırnak on Saturday, saying the masterminds of such attacks will not achieve their goals. The building, where weekend and evening courses to […]

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