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 […]

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Emily Judd and Lauren Holtmeier, Al Arabiya English Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown against his critics escalated Tuesday when state media announced that arrest warrants have been issued for over 400 people, including soldiers, doctors, and teachers. Their crime? Alleged affiliation with a religious movement led by Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish Muslim preacher who lives in the United […]

When I met a Gandhian ‘Jihadi’ in America

Sudheendra Kulkarni Fethullah Gulen, a self-exiled Turkish scholar, is using his movement to propagate Greater Jihad, the most misunderstood concept in Islam. The holy month of Ramadan is here, and our Muslim brethren are engaged in what is irrefutably the largest collective act of fasting and praying on the planet. It is a beautiful period […]

Growing number of Turkish citizens apply for asylum in Germany

By Christina Goßner | EURACTIV.de | translated by Daniel Eck Since the attempted coup in Turkey in summer 2016, the number of asylum applications by Turkish citizens in Germany has increased significantly. In 2019, Turkish asylum seekers were the third-most-registered group, after Syrians and Iraqis, according to the country’s agency for migration and refugees (BAMF). EURACTIV Germany reports. “On the […]