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Tentacles of Turkey’s growing autocracy reach Thailand

“After the 2010 election, Erdogan and the AKP failed to politicise the Gulen movement, a civilian Islamic phenomenon,” Erdem says. Power-hungry forces within the AKP reached out to Gulen, intent on tapping this source of mass political support. When the tactic failed, Gulen supporters came to be seen as enemies of the state.

Burma/Thailand: Deported Turkish Man at Risk

Burma and Thailand flagrantly violated Furkan Sökmen’s human rights by caving in to pressure from Ankara and deporting him despite his claim for asylum and the real risk of ill-treatment and an unfair trial in Turkey.

Teacher detained in Turkey after forced return from Myanmar

Muhammet Furkan Sökmen, a Turkish teacher working for two schools established by Gulen movement followers in Myanmar, was forcibly returned to Turkey despite his cries for help on social media.

UN slams Thailand, Myanmar over deportation of Turk

The United Nations expressed grave concern on Saturday over the deportation by Myanmar and Thailand of a Turkish national over alleged connections to a July 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Muhammet is at least the sixth person to be deported from Southeast Asia over alleged connections to Gulen’s movement, the UN said.

‘Don’t link Thai schools with terrorists’

Thailand’s foreign ministry has cautioned against any rush to link four Thailand-based schools to a terrorist organization just because they have a handful of foreign shareholders. “We have been in touch with the embassy to request legally recognised and reliable evidence. But we have not received any additional information to date,” Thai foreign ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee, said yesterday.

Reconsidering Gender Equality and Peaceful Societies

The Journalists and Writers Foundation with its Women’s Platform organized the Annual Istanbul Summit on May 7-8, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand in partnership with Thailand Achievement Institute. This year’s topic was “Reconsidering Gender Equality and Peaceful Societies.”

Nearly 2,500 turn up for International Language and Culture Festival in Thailand

Nearly 2,500 attendees filled the Thailand Cultural Centre in the country’s capital Bangkok for the International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC).

Thai minister thanks to Turkish schools for contribution to education

Panadda Diskul who is State Minister and Undersecretary of Thai Prime Ministry expressed his thanks to Turkish schools for theit contribution to education during his visit one of the schools.

Kimse Yok Mu provides eid meat for needy Thais

Teachers of the Turkish schools in Thailand handed the eid meat packages provided by Kimse Yok Mu Foundation and Marmara Solidarity Foundation. Joined by the volunteers from Turkey and other European countries, they worked day and night over the eid.

Kimse Yok Mu holds iftar dinner for Thai Muslims

Kimse Yok Mu Foundation held yet another iftar dinner for Thai Muslims as a part of its Ramadan activities. Ramadan is different in Thailand from Turkey. Families choose to break their fast together with others at the mosques rather than doing it alone at home.

Thailand’s Lanna princess hails Turkish schools

The traditional iftar dinner by the Turkish schools in Thailand brought together people from diverse segments of the community. The princess of Lanna Chao Duangduan was among the prominent guests of the dinner. Duangduan made noteworthy points in her remarks.

Hospitality conference draws strong participation in Bangkok

Speaking at the conference, Professor Sophia Pandya from California University said that Anatolians provide the best example of hospitality toward all comers irrespective of race, religion or language. Pandya added that the Hizmet movement, which originated in Anatolia and is inspired by well-respected Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, tries to find solutions to many problems in the world with a similar approach.

Turkish schools in Thailand celebrate 17th commencement

The Turkish schools run by Marmara Educational Institutions in Thailand said goodbye to their 17th graduates at a rapturous ceremony. The scenes in the ceremony also stirred feelings I the guests.

Turkish schools students visit Thai education minister

The Turkish-operated Chindamanee, Siriwat, Wichai, Pan-Asia Schools in Thailand continue to wave the flag for Thailand in international arena. The schools’ students having ranked high in the recent international contests paid a visit to the Thai Minister of Education, Chaturon Chaisaeng, in his office. The students told the minister about the event following a promo […]

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