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Turkish schools substantiate our close mutual cooperation

CELİL SAĞIR, İSTANBUL I value the Turkish contribution in education and believe that this will not only benefit Pakistan but also all of humanity, and thus help in realizing our vision of “education for all.” Q: With respect to the cultural side of the relations, we know there are Turkish schools in Pakistan. Do you […]

A peace and dialogue conference in Kyrgyzstan

“The Architects of Peace and Dialogue Conference” took place in the city of Talas, Kyrgyzstan. The theme of the conference was the life of Fethullah Gülen, Kyrgyz intellectual Torokul Aytmatov and the famous writer Genghis Aytmatov, and the call for peace and dialogue that these three authors promote in their books. The conference, which attracted […]

Gülen’s education model discussed at Indonesia conference

An international conference held between Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 in Jakarta has discussed the ideas on education of well-respected Islamic scholar Fetullah Gülen, who has pioneered educational activities in a number of countries along with efforts to promote intercultural and interfaith activities around the world.

Bangladeshi scholar publishes book on Gülen

İBRAHIM SAĞIR, DHAKA A ceremony celebrating the publication of a book called “Introducing Fethullah Gülen to the Bengal and Beyond” by Professor Maimul Ahsan Khan was held at the Turkish Cultural Center in Dhaka on Saturday. Focused on the life, ideas and work of Gülen, who was selected as the world’s top intellectual by the […]

Turkey-Kurdistan Regional Government ties: How and why did they improve this much?

ABDULLA HAWEZ ABDULLA I remember how relations between the Turkish government and northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) used to be. Both sides were ambivalent about how to deal with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and had to wrangle over the matter. But these thoughts became obsolete after 2009 and transformed into marvelous relations. […]

NATO Secretary Rasmussen praises the Turkish schools in Afghanistan

NATO’s Secretary General and Denmark’s former Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen praised the Turkish schools in Afghanistan. Rasmussen, who came to Ankara the other day, during his meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, brought up this topic, and paid his complements to those schools. General secretary of NATO thanked Turkey for the […]

Fethullah Gulen: The Idea Architect

Kazakh writers and academicians published a book to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Writers Union of Kazakhstan. 45 Kazakh writers and academics visited the Turkish schools all around the world and wrote articles about Fethullah Gulen, which combined into a book titled “The Idea Architect”. Many writers and academicians attended the introduction and celebration […]

Taliban Shuts Down Turkish Schools in Afghanistan

Kate Clark Taleban shuts more Afghan schools BBC reported that Taleban shut down schools opened by Gulen Movement in Afghanistan. Schools were providing contemperary education for free. Girls and women are hard hit by the Taleban’s stance on education. Below is the story by BBC. Six schools run by a Turkish Islamic group have been […]

Turkish Schools Offer Pakistan a Gentler Vision of Islam

Praying in Pakistan has not been easy for Mesut Kacmaz, a Muslim teacher from Turkey. He tried the mosque near his house, but it had Israeli and Danish flags painted on the floor for people to step on. The mosque near where he works warned him never to return wearing a tie. Pakistanis everywhere assume he is not Muslim because he has no beard.

Afghan official lauds Turkey’s education drive

ŞEYMA AKKOYUNLU, İSTANBUL A top Afghan official has praised Turkey’s efforts to boost education and help in restructuring Afghanistan, saying Turkish assistance to the country was unparalleled. “Turkey has a very special place in Afghanistan. It is the only Muslim country in NATO, and the Afghan people trust Turkey. The source of this trust is […]

Kazakh-Turkish high schools win 16 medals in science competition

Students from Kazak-Turkish high schools in Kazakhstan won 16 medals in the MOSTRATEC science and technology competition, held in Brazil, the Anatolia news agency reported yesterday. Twenty-two countries submitted 274 projects in total. The competition, held in Novo Hamburg on Oct. 26-31, aims to bring students from diverse backgrounds together and instill a love for […]

Learnium International: A school with a difference in Sri Lanka

Learnium International School at Athul Kotte Rajagiriya is located right in front of the KFC. The school management is Turkish with a mixed staff of foreign and local teachers well qualified, experienced and dedicated, giving individual attention to students. The school has all basic necessities e.g. a sick room, science laboratory and a computer room with multimedia and internet where teachers use the projector and power point slide shows to teach.

Kimse Yok Mu helps flood victims in Tajikistan

The aid organization Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There) has extended a helping hand to the people of Tajikistan to meet their humanitarian needs after severe floods struck the country last month. Kimse Yok Mu sent a team of doctors, a search-and-rescue crew and an emergency governance expert to Uyali, a town in the province […]

Karzai honored Turkish schools in his country

SULTAN FAIZY, KABUL Afghan President Hamid Karzai has honored Turkish schools in his country, awarding them a prestigious state medal during a ceremony in Kabul on Monday. The ceremony was attended by Afghan Education Minister Farooq Wardak; the director general of Afghan-Turkish high schools, Hikmet Çoban; and a number of Afghan deputies. Çoban was given […]

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