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...
Muslims’ unique responsibility to fight terror

Muslims’ unique responsibility to fight terror

Muslim’s have a responsibility to strengthen their immune system against violent extremism writes Fethullah Gulen, honorary president of Dialogue Platform. SAYLORSBURG, Pennsylvania — The brutal, deadly attacks in London and Manchester on innocent civilians are...
The Turkey I no longer know

The Turkey I no longer know

The honorary president of Dialogue Platform, Mr Fethullah Gülen penned an opinion-editorial titled as “ The Turkey I no longer know” published in The Washington Post. In the opinion piece, Mr Gülen made a call on the West to help Turkey return to a democratic path. He...