Did the Gülen Movement Infiltrate the State?

The Gülen group did not infiltrate the bureaucracy but participated in it. If there is to be a “responsible” party, then it is the AKP government that made the political choice to hire the movement’s followers. Besides, it’s relevant to highlight that employment requirements in the state are designated in the law. And the government […]

Chestnut Retreat Center offers a look inside their Saylorsburg facility and its mission

Brian Myszkowski Monroe County United and the Chestnut Retreat Center offered the public a window into the world of Fethullah Gulen and his followers in an effort to build bridges with the local community during a special online event on Sunday evening. Hosted by Monroe County United, “Meet our Muslim Neighbors” welcomed intrigued individuals to […]

Erdoğan’s overarching purge is not a road accident

Dr. Ismail Sezgin The Economist recently published an article entitled “Fethullah Gulen shares blame for Turkey’s plight” about Turkey, Erdoğan, and Gulen, in which it argues “no one helped him [Erdoğan] cripple Turkey’s democracy more than Mr Gulen and his sect [the Hizmet Movement].” As the co-director of the London-based Centre for Hizmet Studies, and […]

Is Gulen the scapegoat of Ankara crisis?

Felix Kaiza In the language of the learned brothers, now the world knows something beyond any reasonable doubt. The fall of the Berlin Wall did not mean the end of the Cold War; just as the hair-split and almost insignificant phonetic difference between wall and war still makes the whole big difference on the global […]

Post-coup purge in Turkey leaves children parentless after mother and father are put behind bars

Turkey’s post-coup purge is continuing to hit children, leaving them parentless in myriad cases, shattering their families, disrupting their education and upending their emotional life. Enes (5), Mesut (7) and Tarık (10) are three of them. Their parents are imprisoned as part of the sustained purge, which has been carried out since a coup attempt […]

Turkish Cultural Center Hosts Food Drive

The Humanitarian Aid group under the Turkish Cultural Center (TCC)  held a meat drive on Monday, August 3rd for Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) at the Turkish Cultural Center on Revere Street.  According to Islam, the Feast of Sacrifice commemorates Prophet Abraham’s obedience to God as he was tested to sacrifice his beloved son. Mahmut Bekin of the Humanitarian Aid […]

Hizmet movement demonized by Erdogan regime but loved abroad

Turkmen Terzi South Africans appreciate Hizmet Movement’s selfless contributions amid Turkey’s extensive social media restrictions at home While Erdogan completely silences critics at home as Turkish parliament approved a law on Wednesday that gives President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government to regulate social media including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, and his administration actively pursues dissidents around the […]

America’s Public Radio International maps out Turkish gov’t persecution of Gülen movement

Public Radio International (PRI), a Minneapolis-based public radio organization providing programming to over 850 public radio stations in the United States, in a program on July 23 charted out the Turkish government’s relentless witch hunt against the faith-based Gülen movement across the world. The program, titled “Expulsions, pushbacks and extraditions: Turkey’s war on dissent extends […]