August 27, 2014

Two-truck load of Kimse Yok Mu aid for Turkmens

Kimse Yok Mu has extended yet another hand to Turkmens fleeing the ISIS oppression. The foundation’s Erzurum chapter (an eastern province in Turkey) has delivered relief aid of 2-truck load of tents and blankets.

Philippines’ Turkish school partners in a social project

The Philippines’ Gendarmerie, The Philippines Turkish Chamber of Commerce and International Fountain Schools came together for a solidarity project entitled “Cultural and Social Solidarity.”

August 26, 2014

Bank Asya files 286 lawsuits against ‘smear campaign'

Turkish Islamic lender Bank Asya has filed 286 separate lawsuits against what it called a "smear campaign" and "fake news reports" that have recently targeted it, the bank said on Tuesday.

Who is a national security threat for Turkey?

Oğuzhan Tekin

I think Prime Minister and President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may become a national security threat for Turkey in the coming years.

August 25, 2014

Mississippi group, national officials denounce ISIS

The Dialogue Institute of Mississippi, on behalf of the Dialogue Institute Southwest, issued a statement early Sunday condemning terrorist group ISIS over their 'brutal atrocities.'

Will Davutoğlu play the role of puppet PM?

Şahin Alpay

President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, unsurprisingly, nominated Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for Justice and Development Party (AKP) chief and prime minister, to replace him in the coming party congress to be held on Aug. 27, just one day before he replaces Abdullah Gül as president. What is taking place in the leadership of the AKP was best explained by deputy Haluk Özdalga, who resigned from the AKP a few months ago.

PKK terrorists set dorm on fire, one student injured

Terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have set fire to a dershane (private tutoring school) and its dorm that belong to the Hizmet movement in the eastern province of Muş, injuring at least one student.

August 24, 2014

Erdoğan's trap

Mahir Zeynalov

Mainstream Western media keeps describing the ruthless attacks of the Turkish authorities, the media and its supporters on the followers of Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen as a struggle for state power.

Open Letter to ‘ISNA’

Aydoğan Vatandaş

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) a Muslim umbrella group that has been described in the media as the largest Muslim organization in North America is known with its annual conventions which focus the attention of North American Muslims upon the needs of other Muslims both throughout the world and on the continent.

August 23, 2014

'Significance of Fethullah Gülen immeasurable for understanding Islam in the 21st century'

Fikir Atlasi*, Episode 5 (Full text)

Philip Clayton
Prof. Dr. Philip Clayton
For centuries people have recognized the geopolitical significance of Turkey.

In its location between Asia and the West, it serves as not only a geographical bridge, but also as a cultural and political bridge.

August 22, 2014

Fethullah Gulen Statement on ISIS

Fethullah Gülen

I deplore the brutal atrocities being committed by the ISIS terrorist group hiding behind a false religious rhetoric and join the people of conscience from around the world in calling for these perpetrators to immediately cease their cruel and inhuman acts. Any form of attack, suppression or persecution of minorities or innocent civilians is an act that contradicts the principles of the Qur’an and the tradition of our Prophet upon whom be peace and blessings.

Islamic scholar Gülen rebukes ISIL over 'brutal atrocities'

Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has strongly condemned a campaign of violence undertaken by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, sending his condolences to its victims as well as the slain American journalist.

Sakarya court orders stay of execution on closure of Fatih Koleji

The Sakarya Administrative Court on Friday issued a stay of execution on the closure decision for Fatih Koleji, a Hizmet-affiliated school that has been running in the Beyköy district of Düzce province, saying that the school is allowed to continue to operate in the 2014-2015 education period.

Fatih grads to sue İstanbul University for discrimination

A number of Fatih University graduates are preparing to file a law suit against İstanbul University administration, claiming that their applications for post-graduate programs have been rejected for discriminatory reasons.

Who wiretapped Turkey?

Abdülhamit Bilici

The exposure of the fact that German intelligence has been spying on Turkey for the last five years has surprised many, sparking heated discussions about this illegal eavesdropping.