Keyword: Europe

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 […]

European Book Tour For Derby Professor

A Derby expert on inter-religious relations has begun the European tour of his new book, “European Muslims, Civility and Public Life: Perspectives on and From the Gülen Movement”, which examines the challenges that have faced European Muslims since the Madrid train bombings and the London Transport attacks in 2005. The tour, which began at the […]

Turkish school graduates in Bosnia now teachers at alma maters

Ten graduates of Turkish schools in Bosnia, which were opened right after the Bosnian war and are among the top educational institutions in the country, are now working as teachers at the schools they attended as students, the Anatolia news agency has reported.

Albanian president hails Turkish schools in his country

11 October 2011, Tuesday / TODAY’S ZAMAN, ANKARA Topi, speaking at a joint press conference following his meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gül late on Monday in Ankara, recalled that there are two Turkish universities and many Turkish high schools in his country and praised the Turkish entrepreneurs who contributed to those institutions. Albanian President […]

What is Islam’s Gulen movement? By Edward Stourton, BBC

Turkey’s Gulen movement, which promotes service to the common good, may have grown into the world’s biggest Muslim network. Is it the modern face of Islam, or are there more sinister undercurrents?

Greek broadcaster praises contributions of Gülen movement

HASAN HACI, ATHENS The Gülen movement’s contributions to opening Turkey up to the modern world were praised during a one-hour program launched on ERT, Greece’s national broadcaster, on Monday. The program, titled “Değişen Türkiye” (Turkey Changing), featured the opinions of many leading Greek journalists, academics and politicians on the Gülen movement. Fethullah Gülen was described […]

Gülen chair holder praises movement’s focus on education

Professor Johan Leman, the holder of Fethullah Gülen Chair at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium has said the Gülen movement is a perfect partner for him to work with.

Serbian torture base now houses Turkish school

A building once a command base used to torture Bosnian prisoners is now serving as a Turkish school to educate Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian students under same roof. Serbian Military Headquarter  Turned into a Turkish School A building in Sarajevo’s Vraca neighborhood that was once a command base at which Serbian fascists used to torture […]

Dutch minister gives Turkish deputy a lesson on freedoms

BASRİ DOĞAN/ADEM KOTAN, THE HAGUE Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner has opposed critical remarks by Socialist Party (SP) deputy Saadet Karabulut about the Gülen movement, inspired by internationally respected Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen, and said the movement is very successful in integrating into Dutch society. Putting emphasis on freedom of religion and human rights, Donner […]

Turkish school shows EU already chose Turkey

HASAN CÜCÜK, EMRE OĞUZ, COPENHAGEN State Minister and Chief EU Negotiator Egemen Bağış said, “We are trying to get into the EU, but as far as I can see thanks to this school the EU nations already prefer us.” The minister said every Turkish school opened abroad reflected the tolerance of Turkish culture. State Minister […]

Catholic University of Leuven establishes Fethullah Gülen Chair

HATİCE AVCI, LEUVEN A chair named after the well-respected Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen has been established at one of Belgium’s most prestigious Catholic universities, the Catholic University of Leuven, with university officials saying it is a source of pleasure for them to have a chair named after Gülen. The Fethullah Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies […]

Are we to wait for our Fethullah Gulen?

Serhii LASHCHENKO The power of the Turkish philosopher is that he gradually managed to captivate hundreds of thousand of people with his ideas. How did he do that? Through schools. As a good gardener that created his bountiful garden for years and decades, Fethullah Gulen directed his pupils toward consecutive and persistent transmission of knowledge […]

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