Fethullah Gülen is unusual in adding a distinctly Islamic voice to the calls for a non-violent approach to conflict resolution. But how well do Gülen’s teachings on non-violence lead to peaceful transformation on the ground? Is his a static and passive approach bounded by dogma, or are we witnessing an innovative, active and self-aware spirit of transformation which really can lead to a new way of defining Islam in action?
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
In a conference at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI) at the Johns Hopkins University, Turkish schools in Central Asia were closely analyzed. In a conference titled ‘Turkish way of Islam Educates Central Asians’, which Dr. Bayram Balci from the French Institute of Anatolian Studies in Istanbul attended as lecturer, the educational movement initiated by Fethullah […]
HÜSEYİN GÜLERCE Historian Ilber Ortayli made an excellent evaluation of Turkish schools abroad, at the First International University Education Congress, held in Fatih University last week. According to Mr. Ortayli, Turkey, a country where foreign schools rushed into a hundred years ago, has now reversed the tide. This is a historic achievement showing the greatness […]
Pierre Montandon, the Honorary Professor of University of Geneva, is a retired ear, nose and throat doctor… I had met him nearly four years ago in Istanbul. He was then going to Mongolia to analyze Turkish high schools. Then, he also saw the schools in Kazakhstan, now he is trying to tell these observations and […]
Selcuk Gultasli, May 12, 2001 Turkish schools founded by Turkish entrepreneurs in Afghanistan in 1995 are now struggling to stay in the country after being accused by the Taliban administration of spreading Turkish nationalism and making pan-Turkic propaganda. The Taliban administration, which is not recognized by Turkey, has been applying one of the most radical […]