Gulen Movement Hizmet

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Turkey’s Fading Democracy

Not long ago, Turkey was considered a model of constitutional democracy in the Middle East. For this reason, President Obama chose Turkey as his first majority-Muslim destination. But this 90-year old democracy is now...

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The preacher shaking up Turkey — from America

Fethullah Gulen lives a reclusive life in rural Pennsylvania. But his influence is rattling Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. SAYLORSBURG, PA.—Fethullah Gulen, a frail 75-year-old Islamic preacher with a gift for oratory, leads...

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Erdogan’s heavy hand in Turkish media

Freedom House, a respected Washington-based nongovernmental organization, on Feb. 3 released the special report “Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media and Power in Turkey” focusing on government pressures and restrictions on the freedom of media in Turkey. Freedom House said...

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Toward a party state

A few years ago, we journalists asked Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan some questions at a TV interview aired on a news channel. Eventually, the conversation settled on the issue of the presidential election....

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International reaction grows over reporter’s deportation

The repercussions of the deportation of Today’s Zaman journalist and blogger Mahir Zeynalov due to allegedly critical tweets about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan snowballed this weekend with statements from international rights and freedoms...

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The rentier state a la Turca

Rentier states derive their national revenues from the rent of indigenous resources to external clients. These resources could be natural resources, such as petroleum, as well as financial instruments, such as reserve currency. Since...

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Pearls of Wisdom by Fethullah Gulen – Art

Fethullah Gulen Quotes About Art Pearls of Wisdom by Fethullah Gulen #Art “It is art which inspires human beings to travel in the depths of oceans and heavens. By means of art, humanity sets...