A House Divided: Civil Society and Democracy in Turkey

Muzaffar K. Awan I have followed the news of the recent visit of Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan to Turkey and his meetings on 3-4 January 2019 with the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Imran Khan has fondly described President Erdogan as his political favorite hero and their joint statement reiterating about Hizmet organization was utterly […]

Once They were Brothers – Bir Zamanlar Kardeştiler

Nathan Chen I used to like Hedo Türkoğlu. At small forward, he was an integral part of the late-2000s Orlando Magic juggernauts that rolled through the Eastern Conference. Orlando’s strategy was based on a young Dwight Howard posting up or kicking out to a bevy of three-point shooters. As one of the sweet-shooting role players, Türkoğlu averaged 15.8 […]

Turkey squandered historic opportunity to achieve democracy, says Gülen

It would be erroneous to hold that there is incompatibility between democratic and Islamic values, based on the negative example Turkey presents under the 17-year-rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, wrote U.S.-based cleric and leader of Turkey’s outlawed Gülen movement, Fethullah Gülen wrote in Le Monde newspaper on Monday. Highlighting that Turkey’s  short-lived democratic reforms, between Erdoğan’s election […]

Gulen’s interview with Russian media: I don’t worry about Turkey’s extradition request

Fethullah Gulen, Turkish preacher and founder of the Hizmet movement answers questions from Modest Kolerov of REGNUM Editor-in-Chief of Russia. REGNUM : Dear Mr. Fethullah Gulen, thank you for the opportunity to answer questions in a brief interview that you agreed to hold, despite your busy schedule and poor health . You are constantly becoming the subject […]

Exiled Turks Fleeing Erdogan Find New Lives in Greece

By TNH Staff Turks who fled the wrath of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a failed coup against him in July, 2016 have landed in Greece seeking asylum and integrating themselves into society as many are educated professionals, unlike many refugees and migrants finding themselves locked in detention centers and camps.   The new Turkish […]