Fethullah Gülen undergoes successful cataract surgery
M. Fethullah Gulen
Date posted: April 11, 2012
Well-respected Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has undergone cataract surgery at a Philadelphia hospital and is in good health, the private Cihan news agency reported on Wednesday. The Tuesday surgery was successful, Cihan said, reporting that Gülen said he is fine. Gülen has been living in the US since 1999 because of health problems. Gülen, who has pioneered educational activities in a number of countries, along with efforts to promote intercultural and interfaith activities around the world, also suffers from diabetes.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stepped up his attacks on Monday against members of a leading civil society group who are critical of his divisive discourse and discriminatory policies, calling the group modern “Lawrences of Arabia.”
Kimse Yok Mu offers much-needed help in Gaza
Since the start of the offensive, the Kimse Yok Mu foundation has worked to bring in much-needed aid and assistance, and it is still a point of hope for many of those whose lives were shaken by the conflict. The organization has so far helped bring food, supplies and medicine to local hospitals, and it has recently provided around $500,000 in aid.
Turkish Schools for a Brighter Future in Somalia
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Monday Talk with Michael Rubin on Trump, Iran and Turkey
There is a rule-of-law in the United States and a process which the president simply does not have the power to short-circuit. If Gulen is turned over, however, I suspect relations will get worse because the extradition will convince Erdogan that blackmail and bluster work.
Media & Ethics Forum 2015: Democracy & Censorship in the Digital Age
Niagara Foundation is proud to present its 2015 Media & Ethics Forum: Censorship and Democracy in the Digital Age. During this forum, speakers from academic, government, journalism and nonprofit backgrounds will discuss press freedom and media ethics, the impact of social media on ISIS’s member recruitment, and media suppression in Turkey as a regression model.
Analysis: Power of Turkey’s Fethullah Gulen
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University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links
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