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Appeals court unanimously upholds Fethullah Gülen acquittal

METIN ARSLAN The Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the acquittal of Fethullah Gülen, first issued by the Ankara 11th High Criminal Court. The 9th Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals reached the decision unanimously, stating that there was no inconsistency in the ruling of the 11th High Criminal Court, adding that it […]

Fethullah Gulen: A farm boy on the world stage

PIOUS people in eastern Turkey, where Fethullah Gulen was born, are eager to praise him. Before hearing the preacher’s words 12 years ago, “I led a life full of women and alcohol,” admits Unal Sahin, a jeweller in Erzurum. Under Mr. Gulen’s guidance, he became devout and generous, helping a university in Georgia, and schools […]

Turkish schools boost Turkey-Brazil ties

Brazilian national soccer team coach Carlos Dunga has said schools opened by Turkish entrepreneurs in Brazil strengthen ties between the two countries. Paying a visit to Colegio Belo Futuro, a Turkish school founded last year by a Turkish entrepreneur in Sao Paolo, Dunga said on Wednesday that Turkish schools in his country build a bridge between Turkey and Brazil and strengthen the two countries’ relations.

President Gül opens Turkish-Kazakh school in Astana

AHMET TEMIR President Abdullah Gül yesterday opened the new building of the International Turkish-Kazakh High School, sponsored by the Kazakhstan Education Foundation (KATEV), in Astana. Kazakh Education Minister Zhanseit Tuimenbayev accompanied the Turkish president during the ceremony, where Gül was given a warm welcome by students carrying Turkish and Kazakh flags. Gül visited classrooms and […]

TUSKON foreign trade summit opens Central Asia’s doors

ABDULHAMİT YILDIZ, İSTANBUL The trade summits organized by the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) are a good way to establish new business contacts between entrepreneurs, thus creating new investment opportunities for businessmen. Hatemoğlu, a leading textile company, for instance, found a Kyrgyz distributor during the first edition of the Turkey-Eurasia trade summit last […]

Turkish School’s sucesss in Iraq

(Ebru News/AP) Turkish schools in Iraq have become a source of pride in Turkiye. All the students attending Nilufer Girls College in Arbil province were placed with high scores in important faculties of the university. Iraqi officials who attended the diploma ceremony said that these students improved themselves quickly and drew attention with their success […]

Fethullah Gülen’s initiatives for peace to be discussed in Rotterdam

BASRI DOĞAN A university in the Netherlands will today launch a two-day international conference on peaceful coexistence in modern times. Erasmus University in Rotterdam will host an international conference titled “Peaceful Coexistence: Fethullah Gülen’s initiatives for peace in the contemporary world” on Nov. 22-23. Gülen is an Islamic scholar, peace activist and the mentor of […]

Gülen’s teachings discussed this time in New York

The academic world around the globe is holding conferences and symposia one after another to discuss the ideas and dialogue activities of Fethullah Gülen, one of the greatest Islamic scholars of our age. Following a conference titled “Muslim World in Transition: Contributions of the Gülen Movement” held in London in the last week of October, […]

Fethullah Gülen’s response to the ‘clash of civilizations’ thesis

RICHARD PENASKOVIC* If Mr. Huntington is a protagonist for Western civilization, then Mr. Gülen is his counterpart, serving as a spokesperson or champion for moderate Islam. The differences between them are like night and day. Mr. Gülen argues that by creating new enemy fronts, Huntington actually sows the seeds for a clash of civilizations on […]

Gülen sees peace wherever Huntington sees clash

ALİ İHSAN AYDIN On the last day of a conference titled “The Changing Islamic World: Contributions of the Fethullah Gülen Movement” held in London, Gülen’s interfaith and inter-cultural dialogue activities were discussed. During the discussions, it was strongly stressed that Gülen opposed the “clash of civilizations” thesis through dialogue endeavors launched years ago. American academic […]

Gülen movement forms supranational new elite

BÜLENT KENEŞ, ALİ İHSAN AYDIN On the second day of a conference titled “Muslim World in Transition: Contributions of the Gülen Movement,” inaugurated at the British House of Lords on Thursday, academics from around the world focused on Gülen’s ideas and the impact of the Gülen movement on the Islamic world. In the morning session […]

British Lords introduced to Fethullah Gülen’s concepts

Lord Ahmed, in his inauguration speech, described Gülen as “an Islamic scholar with a new and modern vision” and stressed that the movement inspired by Gülen’s thoughts has enabled Muslim Turks to internalize values such as democracy, human rights, pluralism and mutual respect. He also noted that the Gülen movement had a positive influence on British Muslim youth by preventing them from engaging in any radical groups.

Gülen Movement’s role on London conference agenda

The Gülen movement’s past, present and potential future influence on the Muslim world will be explored in a conference titled “Muslim World in Transition: Contributions of the Gülen Movement,” to be held on Oct. 25-27 at the House of Lords in London.

British Foreign Secretary praises Turkish schools in Afghanistan

Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül: “As you know, during the Taliban regime, girls were not allowed to attend school. Turkey has opened schools to educate these lost girls. I visited the opening of this school in Kabul, and 1,500 students will receive an education at that school,” Gül said to Beckett, referring to a February visit to the Afghan Girls High School.

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