Biggest failing of the Republic of Turkey

Sahin Alpay

by Şahin Alpay – The measures taken by the government of Turkey, headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to not only cover up the greatest corruption probe in the history of the republic, which went public on Dec. 17, 2013, but to fully put an end to the separation of powers and to subjugate the judiciary, the media and civil […]

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Gulen’s peace award: Upswing in Islam’s global image?

fethullah gulen gandhi king ikeda peace award

For centuries, the relationship between western and Islamic civilization has been edgy, due largely to the misconceptions that each of the two civilizations have for each other. Series of international debates have been held across Europe, Asia and Africa on the conflict of between Islamic and other civilizations. Traditional and new media have been awash with divergent and more often […]

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Michael Rubin: ‘I may have misread the Gulen movement’ – Reconsidering Fethullah Gulen

michael rubin fethullah gulen

Fethullah Gulen, the 74-year-old Turkish Islamic thinker, has long been the subject of controversy in both American and Turkish policy circles. Born in Erzurum, Turkey, he taught and preached in Turkey for decades. His writings have focused on the interplay between religion, modernism, and interfaith tolerance, though his critics have suggested that his public and private statements were often at […]

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Targeted by Erdoğan, Turkish schools earn praise, offer success abroad

Gulen Schools Obama

Turkish schools established by educational volunteers affiliated with a movement inspired by teachings of Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen receive widespread praise due to the quality of education they provide internationally, but for months they have been targeted by the Turkish president. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has waged a war against the Gülen movement since a major corruption investigation that implicated […]

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