Whisked Away – The Turkish government and its program of kidnappings

Ibrahim Kalin was to be a keynote speaker at the MAS-ICNA convention. This bothered a lot of people, especially opponents of the Turkish government living in the United States. Their agitation is well understandable. “MAS-ICNA” stands for “Muslim American Society” and “Islamic Circle of North America.” Jointly, these organizations hold an annual convention, taking place […]

Every second a Turkish asylum seeker heads to Germany

About 50 percent of all people leaving Turkey because they feel politically persecuted seek shelter in Germany. In 2018, there were more than 10,000 asylum applications from Turks in Germany. About two-fifths of applicants were issued some form of protection. Roughly every second a Turkish citizen applying asylum abroad seeks shelter in Germany, the German […]

Netherlands investigating Turkish professor’s remark that killing Gülenists is permissible in Islam

Dutch officials have initiated an investigation into Rotterdam Islamic University President Ahmet Akgündüz, a staunch supporter of the Turkish government, who said that killing members of the faith-based Gülen movement was legitimate. Amsterdam-based journalist Basri Doğan said on Monday in a YouTube broadcast that Dutch Education Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven has started to investigate the […]

How can a government allow damaging their very own successful educational system to please another country?

Muzaffar Khan Awan – January 9, 2019 Historically, Turkey has indeed been a brotherly nation to Pakistan for a long time. However, president Erdogan’s mis-placed anger and political obsession against respectable Hoja Effendi Fethullah Gulen (a well recognized peace promoting universal humanist, scholar and the brain behind the philosophy of universal education) since 2016 or […]