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Turkey wants India to crack down on ‘Gulen’ schools

Turkey has asked India to shut down schools linked to Fethullah Gullen — the second time the country has made such a request in its attempt to bring down the cleric it accuses of masterminding July’s failed coup.

India must understand Erdogan’s ideological motives for seeking extradition of Gülenists

Since its inception in India, Hizmet is known for its peace activism, interfaith dialogue and counter-extremism. Operating in the country through interfaith dialogue centres, educational institutions and cultural associations, it is articulating an evolving narrative of peace, pluralism and non-violence based on the spiritual ideas and principles of Gülen’s progressive and dialogic narrative of Sufism, as this research paper also elaborates.

Turkey’s ‘terrorists’ active in India. But who are they really?

Interestingly, Gulen was once an important ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and going by his ideology, comes across as a more moderate figure than Erdogan, who has been pushing an Islamic ideology which has little space for secularism. Till very recently, Erdogan’s policy being criticised for allegedly allowing Turkish territory to be used by terrorists.

The Battle For Turkey’s Soul

It is ironic and tragic that at a time when the world is in dire need of a liberal-moderate Islamic movement in its fight against Wahhabi-Salafi inspired global Islamic terrorism, the Erdogan regime is bent upon destroying the Gulen movement by labelling it as “terrorist”.

Global event held to foster harmony

More than 400 students from 17 nations assembled here on Saturday for the 14th International Festival of Language & Culture (IFLC 2016) which had the premise ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The world is one family)’ to spread the message of global peace and cultural harmony.

‘The World is one family’: Students from around the world extend peace message at international culture festival

A fusion of cultures was seen at the fourteenth edition of the International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) that was held in India for the very first time.

Confluence of cultures at 14th edition of IFLC

It was indeed a confluence of cultures when the warrior dancers from Georgia matched steps with mekhla clad Bihu performers from Assam twirling on the rhythms of the dhol, at the 14th edition of the International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) here last evening.

Students from around the globe spread the idea of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’

More than 400 students from 17 nations assembled in New Delhi on May 7 for the 14th International Festival of Language & Culture (IFLC 2016) which had the premise ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The world is one family)’ to spread the message of global peace and cultural harmony.

Unity in diversity

Culture and language can help in bridging divisions on the lines of region, religion, language, ethnicity etc. This is what the International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) has been doing this since 2003 by showcasing music and dance from across different countries in Turkey annually.

World is not Enough

A vibrant confluence of cultures and languages is going to hit the Indian shores for the first time with the fourteenth edition of International Festival of Languages and Culture going to take place in the Capital. By Sharang Bhaskaran.

After Huge Overseas Accolades IFLC Is Going To Win Indian Hearts On May 07, At Talkatora Stadium New Delhi

The International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) is an annual celebration that showcases the range of linguistic talents and cultural diversity from around the world. IFLC started in 2003 with students from 17 countries. In 2015, 145 countries took part in the events across the world with more than 2000 participants.

Cultural diaspora

It is always seen that youth living abroad have opportunity to go on tours to different countries to learn from their culture. But for them to understand the intricacies, International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) is being held in various countries since its inception in 2003. This year the IFLC is going to be held in the national Capital where students from across the world are going to participate.

Cartoonists put Refugees’ Plight on Canvas

As a controversial deal allowing Greece to send refugees from Turkey back comes into force, Indian Institute of Cartoonists (IIC) has brought to the city an exhibition on their plight.

Turkish-Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (TICCI) launched to promote trade

New Delhi: In a bid to give new fillip to trade between India and Turkey, a new chamber for commerce named as the Turkish Indian-Chambers of Commerce and Industry (TICCI) was launched at a well-attended ceremony of business leaders and industrialists here on Tuesday evening. It aims to promote commercial and trade links between both the countries by creating more networking and collaboration opportunities.

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