June 29, 2015

American students volunteer for Kimse Yok Mu aid campaign

American members of international Kimse Yok Mu charity organization distributed aid boxes during the holy month of Ramadan in different parts of İstanbul.

June 28, 2015

Fatih University wins European Universities Championship

The Fatih University basketball team has won the 13th European Universities Basketball Championship, which took place in Slovenia.

June 27, 2015

Kimse Yok Mu helps 2 million people across the world during Ramadan

Turkish charity association Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There?), which has operational activities in 113 countries around the world and 31 branches in Turkey, is planning to reach out to more than 2 million people worldwide by providing hot food at iftars (fast-breaking dinners) during the holy month of Ramadan.

June 26, 2015

Turkic American Alliance hosts iftar for members of US Congress

The Turkic American Alliance (TAA), the umbrella organization for various Turkic associations in the US, held an iftar for members and staffers of the US Congress, civil society leaders and academics at the US Capitol on Wednesday.

June 25, 2015

Judge refers to controversial political document in arrest of police chiefs

A judge in Turkey has referred to a political document in his reasoned opinion as the basis of his decision for the arrest of four police chiefs who were detained based on a complaint from a member of an Al-Qaeda-linked group.

Bank Asya lawyers call upon B Group shareholders to join against seizure

Publicly traded Islamic bank Bank Asya’s owners have launched 100 cases against the seizure by regulators, with lawyer Süleyman Taşbaş emphasizing that lawsuits can also be filed on behalf of the 18,000 shareholders corresponding to the B Group shares.

June 24, 2015

[BOOK REVIEW] Embracing the World: Fethullah Gulen’s Thought and Its Relationship to Jalaluddin Rumi and Others

Renewed interest in a world-wide civil society movement inspired by teachings of Fethullah Gulen has motivated many scholars outside Turkey to undertake full-time research on Gulen’s thoughts and philosophy. Yet few studies in English have attempted to examine Gulen’s ideas from a comparative perspective and in the context of the larger humanities. One exemplary effort of this sort resulted in the publication of A Dialogue of Civilizations: Fethullah Gulen’s Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourse – Jill Carroll’s book on how ideas of Fethullah Gulen find echo in the texts of Confucius, Plato, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and Jean Paul Sartre. Nevertheless, to date, practically no systematic study in English has focused on the place of Fethullah Gulen’s works in relation to a range of Islamic thinkers and in the larger context of Islamic theology.

June 23, 2015

Bank Asya’s owners launch new cases to reverse scandalous take-over

Publicly traded Islamic bank Bank Asya’s owners have launched 30 more cases to end the controversial May 29th seizure of the bank and February 3rd management takeover by regulators.

June 22, 2015

‘No’ to a bloody venture

Ekrem Dumanlı

Undoubtedly, the June 7 election is a turning point. The people removed the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) from power as a single party government after 13 years. They said “no” to this government. There are still some who fail to understand this clear message or to avoid taking a lesson from it. Is that possible? No. The voters sent a strong message. This was a strong response to the political administration's arrogance, illegal preferences, luxury and polarization policies and practices.

June 21, 2015

Thousands congregate in New York to share iftar joy

Thousands of people in Queens County, New York attended an iftar (fast-breaking meal) dinner held on Saturday evening.

Iftar in Turkish school in Romania

Turkish schools operating in Romania hosted an iftar dinner, attended by thousands of people, on Saturday evening.