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 […]

Bosnian Court Lifts Movement Restrictions on Turkish Citizen

A court in Bosnia and Herzegovina has terminated restrictions on the movement of Turkish citizen Fatih Keskin, previously imposed by the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs following his arrest and subsequent release in December last year, the court told BIRN BiH. Wanted in Turkey, Keskin was arrested on December 3, 2019 and transferred to the migrant detention centre […]

Al-Azhar has examined and approved all the works of Mr. Gulen

Egyptian scholar Sabr Abdel Fattah Al-Mishrif published a very important article about Fethullah Gulen’s ideology on nesemat.com, zamanarabic.com and in the Arabic media. Making very important findings about the Hizmet Movement and Fethullah Gulen, Al-Mishrif noted that Al-Azhar University, one of the most respected Islamic Sciences centers in the world, and the Islamic Research Association, […]

Al-Azhar has examined and approved all the works of Mr. Gulen

Egyptian scholar Sabr Abdel Fattah Al-Mishrif published a very important article about Fethullah Gulen’s ideology on nesemat.com, zamanarabic.com and in the Arabic media. Making very important findings about the Hizmet Movement and Fethullah Gulen, Al-Mishrif noted that Al-Azhar University, one of the most respected Islamic Sciences centers in the world, and the Islamic Research Association, […]

Romanian appeals court denies Turkey’s request for extradition of Erdoğan critic

The Bucharest Court of Appeal has denied the extradition of educator Fatih Gürsoy on dubious terrorism charges brought by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and underlined the fact that the Lumina Educational Institutions “operates according to the Romanian law.” Gürsoy, 50, is the general manager of Lumina schools in Romania. Lumina celebrated its […]