The Gülen Community: Who to Believe – Politicians or Actions?

Thomas Michel On July 15, 2016, while President Erdoğan was vacationing in the Mediterranean coastal town of Marmaris, Istanbul and Ankara were shaken by an attempted coup d’état carried out by certain members of the Turkish armed forces. About seven years before...
The Turkey I No Longer Know

The Turkey I No Longer Know

Fethullah Gulen Turkey that I once knew as a hope-inspiring country on its way to consolidating its democracy and a moderate form of secularism has become the dominion of a president who is doing everything he can to amass power and subjugate dissent. Turkey, my...
Erdoǧan’s Most Vulnerable Victims: Women and Children

Erdoǧan’s Most Vulnerable Victims: Women and Children

by Sophia Pandya Human rights violations in Turkey have increased exponentially in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 attempted coup. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoǧan blamed the plot on the Hizmet (Gülen) movement, and seized the opportunity to throw many of...