However, Vibor Handzic, head of the smaller Nasa Stranka party in the Sarajevo municipality of Stari Grad, said, “We must not accept the logic by which Erdogan’s regime can be both prosecutor and judge and may persecute people [in Bosnia] with no evidence,” Handzic said. Bosna Sema concedes that Gulen’s ideas inspired its founders but dismisses claims that it is linked to terrorism or to the failed coup.
Zaman school officials and parents yesterday urged the Cambodian government not to shutter the schools as the Turkish Ambassador to Cambodia Ilhan Tug has requested, saying students will ultimately suffer. Officials would also need to consider legal and administrative procedures, and so far, the schools have not violated any Cambodian law or regulation, he said.
The President of Ishik University Prof. Ahmet Oztas mentioned that the staff and instructors of the university are strongly against the message of IS. They echo the official line of Gulen, that believes that Islamic State must be fought. He emphasized that IS militants are the enemy of all humanity, Turkey, Kurdistan, US and democracy, and it is the duty of all people to fight against them to the best of their ability.
Amid growing examples of discrimination against the Hizmet movement, the İstanbul Transportation Authority (İETT) canceled one bus line to Fatih University, which is considered to be affiliated with the Hizmet movement. An official from İETT, İsmihan Şimşek talked to Today’s Zaman and admitted that the 76F bus line had been canceled, but dismissed the idea that the decision deliberately targeted Fatih University. According to her, following analysis of demand for bus services in the region, the 76F bus line was discontinued while two other lines, HT18 and 418, continue to run with stops at Fatih University.
Turkey’s Ishik University has opened the largest dentistry faculty clinic in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region. A ceremony held to mark the opening of the facilities on Monday drew the participation of high-level officials. The A-list guests at the opening included Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Deputy Chairman Hüseyin Çelik, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Rosh […]
Huge trade and investment potential exists between Pakistan and Turkey and Dr Muhammad Iqbal University will be established in Lahore with Turkish collaboration. This was stated by Mr Taner Kocyigit, Secretary General Pak-Turk Businessmen Association (PTBA), while addressing members of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) on Monday. Highlighting the objectives of the […]
TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL A panel titled “The Middle East from the Perspective of Intellectuals” was held at Arbil’s Ishik University, Northern Iraq, over the weekend. Around 200 people comprising citizens, academics and students attended the panel discussion, which lasted for four hours. Talking about Turkey’s foreign policy in recent decades, Zeynep Dağı, a professor of […]
25 September 2012 / AYTEN ÇIFTÇI, İSTANBUL The Bosniak member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, expressed his admiration for Turkish schools and universities abroad in an exclusive interview with Today’s Zaman on Monday. Izetbegovic noted that Turkish schools abroad are esteemed for the good education they provide. Turkish schools (aka Gulen inspired schools) […]
29 April 2012 / GAMZE GÜL , ARBİL Ishik University, established in 2008, serves the multiethnic society of Arbil in Northern Iraq by providing equal education opportunities to students from a variety of backgrounds, said Dr. Mehmet Özdemir, vice president of administrative affairs for Ishik University. Speaking to Sunday’s Zaman on Thursday, Özdemir explained that […]
Zaman University was officially opened in Phnom Penh on Feb. 21, 2011, by the deputy prime ministers of Cambodia and Turkey, signaling the significance of this event. This educational development was encouraged by the government of Cambodia and supported by the Turkish Muslim community, which is inspired and guided by the Hizmet Movement. Business people […]
CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan and Turkey have historic and cultural relations and people of both the countries are bound together in strong fraternal ties. Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of boys’ hostel in the main campus of Pak-Turk International School and College at Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road here on Sunday, he […]