Normalization of Abduction, Torture, and Death in Erdogan’s Turkey

Engin Yigit Orhan Inandi, and Selahattin Gulen are just two unassuming educators like many others who were forcefully abducted in different countries by the Erdogan regime and illegally extradited to Turkey. Abductions, forceful disappearances, tortures, and political target killings have always been among the burning human rights violations in Turkey; however, they skyrocketed during Erdogan’s rule […]

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation illegally seized German-run school in Ethiopia, says manager

Ethiopia has illegally transferred a school run by German investors to Turkey’s state-run Maarif Foundation, Turkish Minute reported, citing the manager of the school. Turkish authorities claim the school was affiliated with the Gülen movement, a faith-based group inspired by Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen. Maarif, which was established prior to a coup attempt on July 15, […]

Why does Fethullah Gülen matter to the world?

Dr. Kashif Hasan Khan Mr. Muhammed Fethullah Gülen is not an unknown name. He is among the world’s most well-known religious leaders. TIME magazine named him one of the hundred most influential people in the world in 2013. Gülen was born in 1941 in Turkey; he is a follower of the neo-Sunni movement of Islamic scholar Said […]

Turkish-Kyrgyz educator’s abduction shows Ankara’s ruthless disregard for law: HRW

The abduction, forcible disappearance and extrajudicial transfer of educator Orhan İnandı to Turkey by Turkish and Kyrgyz authorities amount to egregious violations of international and domestic law, Human Rights Watch said in a statement on Wednesday, the Stockholm Center for Freedom reported. İnandı, a dual Turkish-Kyrgyz national who was the founder and director of the prestigious Sapat school network […]

Kenya: Investigate Deportation of Turkish National

(Nairobi) – Kenyan authorities should investigate the alleged abduction and eventual deportation of Selahaddin Gülen to Turkey despite a Kenyan court order prohibiting his deportation, Human Rights Watch said today. The deportation of Gülen, a Turkish national and a registered asylum seeker in Kenya who is also a permanent US resident, violated Kenya’s obligations to uphold the principle […]