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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.

Bryan couple joins interfaith tour of Turkey

María de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda, Special Correspondent Perhaps curiosity first put the idea in their minds. Or perhaps it was simply the opportunity for exotic travel. But Freddie and Carrie Komar promptly realized that this was no ordinary tour. “When I started, this was just a trip to Turkey. But now,” Carrie paused and smiled, […]

Turkish Schools, an Honor for Host Countries

Turkish schools have been opened in different parts of the world with the efforts of Turkish entrepreneurs, and have been widely praised for their accomplishments. Many state officials, academics and businessmen are eager to send their children to these schools. Georgian Head of State Mihail Saakasvili’s mother, Prof. Giuli Alasania Saakasvili, stated that these schools […]

Turkish School Awarded ‘Ukraine’s Best School’

Simferepol International School opened by Turkish entrepreneurs in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine has been listed the top school in the list of the country’s best 100 schools. The school, which opened in 2003, will now appear in a catalogue promoting Ukraine’s best 380 schools. A total of 1,881 schools took part in the competition held in nine branches across the country.

Turkish Schools, Model for Education in Romania

HAYRI GUL, OZGUR GURALP Turkish schools throughout the world have become a model with their successful education vision. As part of this success, the Lumina Foundation for Education in Romania drew the Romanian Parliament’s attention with its application of Turkish educational practices. The parliament’s education commission chose Turkish Schools as a “model” to base new […]

Turkish School in Romania Granted with ‘Award of Excellence’

Romania Ministry of Education awarded successful students in the international science Olympics with a “diploma of excellence”. Six successful students of the International Bucharest Computer Lyceum, connected with Lumina Education Institution and established by Turkish entrepreneurs, were deemed worthy for the award of excellence. Education Minister Mihail Hardau participated in the ceremony at the Child […]

Afghan-Turk School Students Shine Abroad

Four Afghan students win top prizes in international competition and change some minds in the process. The students did more than merely stun their competitors when they came away with some of the top prizes at an international mathematics competition held recently in Almaty, Kazakhstan. They also changed how students from 22 other countries perceive Afghanistan.

Math Brings the Gold to Macedonian Turkish College

AHMET GEZER Yahya Kemal College in Macedonia has won a gold medal in an International Mathematics Project Competition. The traditional International Mathematics Project Competition organized was organized in Almati, the capital of Kazakhstan. Two students of Yahya Kemal College, Krenar Muhidini and Semir Elezovich, represented Macedonia in the competition. Fifty-six projects from 21 countries competed […]

Turkish Schools Win Five Medals in a Project Competition in Romania

HAYRI GUL, MUSTAFA GUN Turkish Schools have signed their names to a huge success by winning five medals in the 3rd International Info Matrix Computer Project Competition organized in Romania. Six schools from various cities in Turkey took part in the international project competition “Info Matrix 2005” organized by the Lumina Education Institutions. Turkish schools […]

Kazakh Turkish Schools Realize Nazarbayev’s Dreams

Minister of Education Huseyin Celik said that Turkish Schools in Kazakhstan are bringing to life the educational dreams of Nazarbayev. Celik was invited on a four-day trip to Kazakhstan by Minister of Education and Science Jaksibek Kulekeev. Celik said: “There are already hundreds of Kazakh students in Turkey. They go to Turkish universities and we […]

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