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Who is Fethullah Gülen?

Fethullah Gülen, “Hocaefendi” (pronounced as “Hodjaefendi”) in the words of those who respect and love him, was born in the village of Korucuk, Pasinler, Erzurum in Turkey, in 1938. Due to the slow pace...

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Fethullah Gülen’s approach to Qur’anic exegesis

1. Introduction Muslim exegetical endeavor in the modern period is a most interesting topic. The last two centuries have witnessed a period of great effort in scrutinizing new attitudes towards the interpretation of the...

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Fethullah Gülen’s lawyer appeals arrest warrant

Nurullah Albayrak, the lawyer of Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, has appealed the decision of the İstanbul 1st Penal Court of Peace to issue an arrest warrant for Fethullah Gülen, citing illegality. In his 13...

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Turkish schools and the race in philanthropy!

The government is in a strange effort to close down Turkish schools abroad. Some time ago they announced a determination to block any activity and got in the way of the Turkish Olympiad. Why...

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Train, equip and persecute?

It’s never easy to find diplomats who speak publicly without beating around the bush and concealing facts, even if they are retired. Exceptions make especially us journalists happy. Former United States Ambassador to Turkey...

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Fethullah Gulen: Turkey’s Eroding Democracy

Hizmet supporters in Istanbul protesting the government’s harassment of journalists. SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — It is deeply disappointing to see what has become of Turkey in the last few years. Not long ago, it was...

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Fethullah Gülen on Terror and Terrorism

Muslims should say, “In true Islam, terror does not exist” Today, at best we can say that Islam is not known at all. Muslims should say, “In true Islam, terror does not exist.” In...

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Fethullah Gülen’s statement on Paris attacks

I strongly condemn the terrorist attacks on French magazine Charlie Hebdo and in Paris suburbs. These revolting acts of terrorism are deplorable – they serve no purpose but to bring about destruction, sorrow and...