Category Archive: Fethullah Gulen, Hizmet Movement, Islam, Muslim, News, Turkey, Uncategorized

Gerald Grudzen: ISIS and Turkey’s crumbling democracy

Gerald Grudzen: ISIS and Turkey’s crumbling democracy

The terrorist attacks Paris and now Brussels continue to undermine the life of pluralistic societies in Europe and encourage ever more repressive policies toward Muslim immigrants who have fled the...
Turkey needs a new constitution to save its democracy

Turkey needs a new constitution to save its democracy

By Fethullah GulenA small group in the executive is holding the country to ransom, says Fethullah GulenTrust and stability are fundamental to a nation’s development and to how the world perceives...
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...
Armenian church on Akdamar Island hosts first baptism in 98 years

Armenian church on Akdamar Island hosts first baptism in 98 years

Armenians from Turkey and around the world have descended on Akdamar (Akhtamar in Armenian) Island on Lake Van for an annual Divine Liturgy on the island’s 10th-century church, which was reopened...
Diyarbakır church to display Armenian legacy

Diyarbakır church to display Armenian legacy

One of Diyarbakır’s most famous churches, the Armenian church of Surp Giragos, is set to become a city museum hosting artwork and artifacts depicting the Armenian history in the city. Earlier, the...