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Turkish Armenian: I’d defend Turkey against our enemies as we did in the Battle of the Dardanelles

Turkish Armenian: I’d defend Turkey against our enemies as we did in the Battle of the Dardanelles

Cumali Önal The chairman of the Association of Philanthropic Malatya Armenians (HAYDER), Hosrof Köletavitoğlu, is a typical Anatolian man. He defines himself as Anatolian in his heart, his mind...
A City In The Philippines Just Gave Us The Most Powerful Example Of Interfaith Cooperation

A City In The Philippines Just Gave Us The Most Powerful Example Of Interfaith Cooperation

In September, Zamboanga City in the Philippines was ravaged by an armed conflict between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the local government. The battle created tension between local...
Rumi’s Death Anniversary 2013: Sufi Saint’s ‘Wedding’ With God Remembered On Seb-i Arus

Rumi’s Death Anniversary 2013: Sufi Saint’s ‘Wedding’ With God Remembered On Seb-i Arus

December 17 is the 740th anniversary of the death of the Sufi poet Rumi, whose Persian writings are considered to be a pinnacle of mystical art that transcends religious, cultural and ethnic...
Turkish Islamic scholar Gülen rejects any link to graft probe

Turkish Islamic scholar Gülen rejects any link to graft probe

Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has rejected any link to an ongoing corruption probe in which 52 people, including well-known businessmen, the sons of three ministers, and a number of...
Professor Ori Z. Soltes: ‘Gülen wants to be an altruistic servant of others’

Professor Ori Z. Soltes: ‘Gülen wants to be an altruistic servant of others’

Aydogan VatandasProfessor Ori Z. Soltes, author of ‘Embracing the World: Fethullah Gülen’s Thought and Its Relationship to Jalaluddin Rumi and Others,’ explains how Gülen’s perception of...
Turkey’s Tea Party

Turkey’s Tea Party

Mümtazer TürköneSome civil society organizations known for their religious tendencies expressed full support for the government in newspaper ads titled, “They thought it would last 1,000...
Moved by Syrian refugees’ woes, U.S. mayors initiate blanket drive

Moved by Syrian refugees’ woes, U.S. mayors initiate blanket drive

Ali H. Aslan The conditions the Syrian refugees in Adana refugee camp are in deeply moved the U.S. mayors on an intercultural trip to Turkey. They have collected over 10 thousand blankets through the...
Middle East’s Struggle for Democracy: Going Beyond Headlines

Middle East’s Struggle for Democracy: Going Beyond Headlines

Alp Aslandogan The ongoing struggle in the Middle East is not between the so-called Islamists and secularists. It’s not pro-Morsi vs. pro-military in Egypt, or even Assad vs. opposition in...
Turkish Syriac Catholic patriarch launches ‘Fruits of Dialogue’

Turkish Syriac Catholic patriarch launches ‘Fruits of Dialogue’

Tuğba Mezararkalı “Diyaloğun Meyveleri” (Fruits of Dialogue), a book by Deputy Patriarch of the Turkish Syriac Catholic Church Yusuf Sağ, was launched at a reception held at Taksim Green Park...
Attacks on free press in Turkey

Attacks on free press in Turkey

Abdullah Bozkurt It appears that Turkey’s powerful prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has adopted a two-pronged assault on the right to freedom of expression and free press in Turkey...