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We make peace with ourselves as we integrate with the world

BÜLENT KENEŞ — LOS ANGELES Turkey is quickly developing and making sure-footed progress toward a more peaceful and more prosperous future, despite a number of problems and fair criticisms. The greatest irreversible guarantee for the continuation of this progress in the right direction is Turkey’s ever-increasing integration with the world and the international community. The best […]

Fethullah Gülen’s vision – Building bridges in Los Angeles

Yavuz Baydar Heading to Los Angeles, I had good reason to revisit a recent article that my colleague, Dr. Şahin Alpay, wrote for Today’s Zaman. Titled “Why is Fethullah Gülen so influential?” (May 5), it addresses several basic questions about the personality who was chosen by TIME Magazine in its April 29 issue as one […]

Festival showcasing Anatolian cultures attracts thousands in LA

The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival, which brings the peoples, religions, languages, history and foods of Anatolia to the United States every year, opened last week in Los Angeles, with the participation of tens of thousands.

Fourth Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival in Los Angeles

SEZAİ KALAYCI, LOS ANGELES The four-day Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival, the largest Turkish festival in the world, is introducing Americans to Turkey and Anatolian civilizations while promoting Turkey’s diverse cultural communities on its third day. The festival, held at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, will end on Sunday. Preparations for the fourth […]

Young Peacebuilders Honored

Fatih Sahin, Anisha Menezes East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet! The Turkish Cultural Centers in America believe in bridging the chasm between the east and west, seeking peace through community building. The 6th Friendship Dinner hosted by the Turkish Cultural Center of Brooklyn, was themed ‘Hate Crimes and […]

‘Even deeper than 9/11’

In my humble opinion, following the tragic events in Boston, there are two questions before us that we must contemplate deeply on. First, despite all the efforts of the Obama administration to ease the tension in the air, why is the US still being subject to terrorist actions that Muslims seem to have taken a […]

‘Gulen Movement is a civil society movement, rather than a religious one’

University of Utah professor of political science Hakan Yavuz, Ph.D, gave a lecture followed by a conversation on his latest book “Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gulen Movement“. At the lecture hosted by Rumi Forum Washington D.C., Yavuz argued that the Gulen Movement should not be considered a religious movement, rather, a civil society movement. He […]

How to Interview Fethullah Gulen

Turkey is in the spotlight (again) with TIME magazine’s choices for its 2013 list of the 100 most influential peoplein the world. Turkish spiritual leader Fethullah Gulen and the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan were both listed under the leaders section. Öcalan and Gulen are two enigmas. One lives in self-imposed […]

Fethullah Gulen and Gulen Movement discussed in New York

A special conversation on Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen Movementby Peace Islands Institute was held at NY Turkish Cultural Center on April 9. The professor of Political Science and Public Administration, analyst and columnist Prof. Dogu Ergil was the guest speaker of the event hosted by Peace Islands Institute President Zafer Akin. In his opening speech, […]

500 Food Packages to 500 Families

Waiting for Helping hands.Helping hands relief foundation and Turkish Cultural Center are cooperatively working to help the needy in upstate New York. Helping Hands Relief foundation will distribute food packages to more than 500 families from Myanmar, and Somalia to provide temporary relief during 2013.Each food packet contains about 10 pounds of food, and is […]

Peace Valley Foundation recognizes reporter, teacher, preacher for community work

At about the same time tonight, April 18, 2013, that a keeper of the peace at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was fatally wounded by gunshots; in the same week that some vicious destructors left bags of explosive shrapnel aimed at runners, family and children at the finish line of the Boston Marathon; in the same […]

Gulen Institute awards student essay winners in Washington

The University of Houston’s Gulen Institute on Wednesday bestowed awards on 30 young people for their winning essays on the subject of immigration and evacuation, in Washington, D.C. Nearly 600 compositions written by students from 40 countries and 30 US states had been entered into the Gulen Institute’s international essay competition. The awards ceremony was […]

Turkish cultural center celebrates opening in Mount Prospect

An untimely power outage couldn’t dim the mood of hundreds of people who gathered Saturday to celebrate the new Turkish American Society of Chicago Cultural Center in Mount Prospect. “There’s some irony here because out of today’s darkness, this center will be a real beacon, a light on the greatness of your community,” U.S. Rep. […]

Houston firms ‘explore’ Turkey on direct flights

A business delegation of Houston-based companies is currently visiting İstanbul in a program organized by the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) to discuss expanding trade ties and business opportunities with their Turkish counterparts. The visit comes on the heels of the recently launched direct flights between Houston and İstanbul by Turkey’s national flag […]

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