Why Turkey’s Demanding Extradition Of Fethullah Gulen Is Frivolous Grandstanding

Kevin Snapp is a former federal court staff attorney and have worked on extradition cases. (JD 1982, University of Chicago) Snapp worked for the US District Court in Chicago between 1989 and 2005, assisting judges with, among other things, extradition cases. The following is his expert opinion over the Fethullah Gulen extradition case being posted as guest article on WashingtonPoint. Why Turkey’s Demanding […]

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Astonishing questions about the failed coup attempt in Turkey

Many people watching the stunning events in Turkey believe that the coup attempt was nothing but a pure ‘theater.’ The leader of the coup was a pro-Erdogan General Mehmet Disli, brother of AKP deputy Saban Disli, who defines himself as Erdogan’s confidante. The poorly-planned coup attempt has started with the capture of Istanbul’s Bosporus Bridge. Only one-way traffic was blocked. […]

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Fethullah Gulen: Muslims Must Combat the Extremist Cancer

Fethullah Gulen: ISIL Actions Contradict Quran

Muslims Must Combat the Extremist Cancer, Denounce terrorism, defend human rights and promote education. As the group that calls itself Islamic State, known as ISIS, continues to produce carnage in the Middle East, Muslims must confront the totalitarian ideology that animates it and other terrorist groups. Every terrorist act carried out in the name of Islam profoundly affects all Muslims, alienating […]

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Contentions Gulen Schools and Rule-of-Law in Turkey

fethullah gulen - michael rubin - gulen schools

By Michael Rubin – Much has been written about religious thinker Fethullah Gulen’s Hizmetmovement. To many, it is the most promising example of a peaceful movement to tie Islamic modernism to Western notions of liberalism. To others, it is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I personally have often written quite critically of the movement. I have recently reconsidered some of […]

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Top court annuls controversial law on prep school closure

Top court annuls controversial law on prep school closure

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has annulled a controversial law seeking to close down dershanes, or private preparatory schools, in a landmark ruling that will influence the lives and futures of millions of students, parents and teachers across the country. As millions of students and parents were waiting for the ruling of the Constitutional Court, the court decided to annul the legislation […]

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The Gulen Movement and Islam’s Third Way

The Gulen Movement and Islam’s Third Way

Over the past several years, the alleged opacity that surrounds the Gulen Movement has become a focus of many controversial debates in media and the wider society in Turkey and beyond. Commentators have been torn as to whether describe the Gulen Movement as a faith-based civil society movement or a religious group with political aspirations. Despite a diversity of analytical […]

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Kimse Yok Mu helps 2 million people across the world during Ramadan

Kimse Yok Mu helps 2 mln people across the world during Ramadan

Turkish charity association Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There?), which has operational activities in 113 countries around the world and 31 branches in Turkey, is planning to reach out to more than 2 million people worldwide by providing hot food at iftars (fast-breaking dinners) during the holy month of Ramadan. The charity also distributes Ramadan charity aid packages to 150,000 […]

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Belgium ‘proud’ to be host as ‘colors of the world’ rocks EU capital

Colors of World Belgium

Children from across the world who participated in the 13th International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) performed a spectacular show in Brussels on Saturday night, drawing a large number of guests, including senior European politicians. Consisting of 350 children from a variety of countries across the world, IFLC ‘s different “Colors of the World” show in Brussels was broadcast […]

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One Supplication and Four Essentials

One supplication and four essentials

Question: Could you please elucidate the four essentials mentioned in the following oft-repeated supplication of the noble Prophet: “O God! I beseech You for guidance, piety, decency, and dignified contentment.” Answer: First, it is necessary to point out that each of the points mentioned in this prayer refers to an important attribute of the Prophets. It is even possible to […]

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