Time for a reality check for ISNA 2016 conventioneers

Scott C. Alexander Time for a reality check. This weekend many ISNA conventioneers are attending “panels” in which the so-called “Turkish delegation” will continue to attempt to justify the immoral and thoroughly un-Islamic persecution of countless innocent Muslim men and women in Turkey and around the world. While these conventioneers politely applaud the representatives of a regime which is attempting […]

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In Turkey, The Man To Blame For Most Everything Is A US-Based Cleric

Fethullah Gulen Turkey Coup Rumors

Since Turkey’s government survived a violent coup attempt on July 15, it has pointed the finger at followers of an elderly, U.S.-based cleric. His name is Fethullah Gulen, and he denies any involvement. Turkey is demanding his extradition from the U.S., where he’s lived in Pennsylvania since the late 1990s. Gulen moved to America in 1999, amid worries that Turkey’s […]

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A Strong Message for Erdogan

Boston Globe Editorial Erdogan can be an Islamist sultan or he can be the democratic leader of a trusted NATO ally. But he can’t be both, and the time has come to make him choose. Relations between Turkey and the United States, long strained, have grown even worse in the wake of the failed military uprising in July, which the government […]

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Fethullah Gulen wrote in Le Monde: If the [coup] allegations are proved, I agree to return to Turkey

Fethullah Gülen French daily Le Monde published Turkish Islamic Scholar Fethullah Gulen’s op-ed on August 11, 2016. Below is short excerpt from his op-ed. Translation is by Google and slightly edited by HizmetNews.Com “For seventeen years I have lived secluded in a small village in the USA. Claiming that I could, at 10,000 kilometers away, convince the army to carry out […]

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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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Turkey’s Real Coup Has Begun

The Turkish military’s coup attempt has now failed. Whether or not the conspiracy theories dominant among secular Turks and followers of Fethullah Gülen are true, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is on the warpath. Before the smoke had cleared, Erdoğan without any evidence more concrete than his own fevered imagination, determined that Gülen was behind the plot. Within hours, his security […]

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Is Nigeria now a part of Turkey?

These are indeed interesting times in Nigeria. The Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Hakan Cakil is the Prime Minister of the Turkish Nigerian republic. Yes, he is for he recently called on the Nigerian government to close 17 Turkish schools in the country. That was quite audacious, and deserving of a backhand slap by my three-year-old son. I am sure […]

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Kyrgyzstan President finds Turkish gov’t’s coup plot claims absurd

Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev has said that he finds Turkish government’s claims that the Gülen movement — a civil initiative accused of being behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey – might be plotting a coup in Kyrgyzstan. Atambayev said that it is “absurd” to think that the so-called Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) — which is a term used by […]

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Fethullah Gülen: ‘President Erdogan is suffering from power poisoning’

Fethullah Gulen Turkey Coup Rumors

Interview with US-based Turkish imam who denies any role in the recent failed coup in Turkey] Interview with US-based Turkish imam who denies any role in the recent failed coup in Turkey 1) EUROPE. Erdogan talked about reinstating the death penalty to “punish treason”. Federica Mogherini (the Italian head of foreign affairs for the European Union) said that, if he […]

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