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Symposium


Director of Fethullah Gulen Chair and some Academics from Indonesia

attended Symposium Ijtihad and Qiyas in Turkiye, 2014

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Trip to Turkiye


Director of Fethullah Gulen Chair and some Academics from Indonesia

trip to Turkiye and they visited some historical places

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General Lecture


Fethullah Gulen Chair and State Islamic University of Jakarta organized a seminar and

Director of Fethullah Gulen Chair gave a speech about 

Fethullah Gulen's Toughts and Contributions to Solve

  Social and Educational Problems in Contemporary World

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Guests


Some students from IAIN Palembang visited Fethullah Gulen Chair and

Director of Fethullah Gulen Chair gave them a speech about Fethullah Gulen and His Ideas

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Guests


Presedents of Student Associations from some Universities visited Fethullah Gulen Chair 

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Visiting


Director of Fethullah Gulen Chair visited

Dean of  the Teology Faculty, Islamic State University at Jakarta, 2014

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International Conference


Director of Fethullah Gulen Chiar and a few academics attended the International Conference about "Hospitality in Anatolian & Asian Cultures" in Thailand.

Prof. Dr. Amny Lubis and Director of Fethullah Gulen Chair Dr. Ali Unsal gave a speech this Conference.

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Seminar


Fethullah Gulen Chiar and Faculty of Syariah and Law organized seminar about

  " Inspiring Leadership & Legacy Muhammad SAW as Prophet & Entrepreneur"

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Trip to Thailand


Fethullah Gulen Chair organized trip to Thailand with a few academics.

They visited Hizmet Institutions and historic places in Thailand.

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VISIT


Direktor of Fethullah Gulen Chair visited

new Dean of Faculty Syariah and Law

Islamic State University Jakarta

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Helping Program


Fethullah Gulen Chair organized helping hand program

for orphans and gave them some gift 

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GUESTS


Guests from Turkiye and Gontor visited Fethullah Gulen Chair

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An Analysis of the Gülen Movement


Who is M. Fethullah Gülen?

The Tradition of Public Oration

The Gülen Movement, Dialogue, and Tolerance

Teachers of Wisdom, Knowledge of God, and Dialogue 

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Visitinng


Direktor of Fethullah Gulen Chair visited  

Dean of Medicine & Health Sciences

Islamic State University  JKT, 2014

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NEWS


Fethullah Gülen: From Izmir to the Global Hizmet Movement

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GUESTS


Guests from Gazi University, Istanbul visited form Fethullah Gulen Chair

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GUESTS


Indonesian Businessmen guests visited

Fethullah Gulen Chair, 2014

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Seminar


Fethullah Gulen Chair organized seminar about

"Magazine Mata Air" in State Islamic University JKT, 2014 

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Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has extended condolences for victims of the coal mine blast in western Turkish town of Soma, wishing speedy recovery for injured workers.

"They were working in the most dire conditions to make the ends meet for their families," Gülen said about the victims, adding that no word would be a consolation and no word would express the pain of separation. "We can do nothing except pray for them and share their pains with wept eyes," Gülen stressed.

He wished that trapped mine workers will be saved soon.

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Around 1,000 theologians, academics and opinion leaders from more than 100 countries gathered for a two-day symposium in İstanbul over the weekend to discuss the importance of ijtihad and qiyas in Islam.

Both ijtihad (independent reasoning) and qiyas (deductive reasoning) are two key concepts in Islam.

The symposium, titled “Ijtihad and Qiyas: The Richness of Islam," took place at the İstanbul Congress Center and was jointly organized by the Yeni Ümit and Hira magazines.

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Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has said he is praying for the recently kidnapped schoolgirls, their families and the Nigerian people, calling on the kidnappers to immediately free the girls.

Fethullah Gülen described the kidnapping as a "saddening" incident in a statement he released on Saturday and condemned the "inhumane and meaningless action."

"I invite the kidnappers to immediately free the girls," Gülen said in reference to nearly 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants.

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In the second part of this interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, the Turkish Islamic scholar discusses the Arab uprisings, the Sunni–Shi’ite sectarian tensions in the region, radicalism, and conservative Islam

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Arab uprisings, which were long in the making but caught everyone by surprise, are now in their fourth year. It remains as difficult today as it was four years ago to reach conclusions about developments that have brought both hope and despair to a region in crisis. For those most sceptical of the turmoil unleashed by the toppling of a series of dictators, the revolutions that have rocked the Arab world are still at risk of being hijacked by conservative Islamic forces.

While there are moderate reasons for optimism, for example in the case of Tunisia where it all started, the war in Syria has become a human tragedy of huge proportions. The spillover of the conflict into neighboring Lebanon and Iraq, the wave of refugees, and the involvement of various regional actors are threatening to plunge the whole region into chaos. Bashar Al-Assad’s determination to hold on to power has turned Syria into the main stage of Sunni–Shi’ite sectarian tensions today, and a golden opportunity for jihadists and would-be jihadists around the world. Amid increasing radicalization, the region’s diversity is in danger and minority groups and women fear as never before about the future.

Fethullah Gülen, who has spent most of his life thinking, teaching and writing about the place of Islam in the modern world, shares his thoughts on all these matters in this second part of his interview with Asharq Al-Awsat.

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In the first part of this interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, the Turkish Islamic scholar talks about the Hizmet movement, the Turkish government ban on private prep schools, the Hanafi school of Islam, and the relationship between Islam, politics and democracy.

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Over the last 10 years and up until the Gezi Park protests that erupted in Istanbul last May, Turkey’s democratic and mostly secular political system was hailed by many as a model for other Muslim-majority nations across the Middle East.

Much of the credit has gone to the leader and founder of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Since he entered the office of prime minister in 2003, Turkey has found the stability needed to tame chronic inflation and re-establish itself as a regional economic powerhouse. The ever-looming specter of military intervention in the country’s political life under the banner of the defense of Atatürk’s secular state has been sidelined. Tangible progress has been achieved in the peace process with the Kurds. Under the guidance of a succession of very active foreign ministers, Turkey managed to push ahead important reforms with an eye on EU membership, while at the same time opening other diplomatic options in the face of the skepticism from EU member states.

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Trust and stability are fundamental to a nation’s development and to how the world perceives it. There is inherent trust in a democratic and accountable government that respects the rule of law. Turkey painstakingly built this trust over the past decade. Until recently it was seen as an example of a country that prospered while maintaining ademocratic government run by observant Muslim leaders.

No longer. A small group within the government’s executive branch is holding to ransom the entire country’s progress. The support of a broad segment of the Turkish public is now being squandered, along with the opportunity to join the EU.

Several recent actions of the Turkish government have drawn strong criticism from the EU and other western countries – among them, a law that gives the justice minister powers to appoint and discipline judges and prosecutors; a bill to curb internet freedoms; and a draft law that would give Turkey’s intelligence agency powers akin to those claimed by dictatorial regimes.

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Fethullah Gulen has been called Turkey's second most powerful man. He is also a recluse, who lives in self-imposed exile in the US.

An apparent power struggle between his followers and those around the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has reached a new pitch of intensity and loathing.

Since arriving in the US in the late 1990s, Mr Gulen, 74, has not given a single broadcast interview. What rare communication there has been with the media has almost exclusively been conducted via email.

But now, the BBC has had exclusive access to the Muslim cleric. I travelled with Guney Yildiz from the BBC Turkish Service to a remote part of Pennsylvania to meet the man.

In the interview, Mr Gulen denied using his influence to start investigations into alleged corruption among senior members of Mr Erdogan's AK Party which have led to a number of police commissioners being sacked and to some of Mr Erdogan's allies being arrested.

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1. The Prime Minister has repeatedly attacked you and Hizmet in recent weeks. Do you believe that your alliance with his faction of the AKP is now definitively at an end?

If we can talk about an alliance, it was around shared values of democracy, universal human rights and freedoms — never for political parties or candidates. In 2010 constitutional referendum I said that if these democratic reforms, which are in line with European Union’s requirements for membership, were done by CHP before, I would have supported them.

A broad spectrum of Turkish people, including Hizmet participants, supported AKP for democratizing reforms, for ending the military tutelage over politics and for moving Turkey forward in the EU accession process. We have always supported what we believed to be right and in line with democratic principles. But we have also criticized what we saw as wrong and contrary to those principles.

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A Rare Meeting With Reclusive Turkish Spiritual Leader Fethullah Gulen

In an exclusive interview, the head of the Gulenist movement speaks on anti-Semitism, his particular brand of Islam, and why he's been in hiding for 14 years.

Fethullah Gulen is a Turkish religious spiritual leader, some say to millions of Turks both in Turkey and around the world, and the head of the Gulenist movement. His network of followers span the globe and have opened academically-focused schools across 90 countries, including the U.S.

He is sickly and doesn't travel, yet secular Turks worry his influence in political ranks will grow Islamist influence there and turn the country into a religious state. He is well-known in Turkey and across Central Asia, yet here in the United States, he remains a mystery.

The reclusive spiritualist keeps to his home in the Poconos, attended by believers, praying, lecturing, and claiming his influence is not as wide-ranging as his critics claim it to be. He rarely gives interviews, but I was recently allowed to travel to the idyllic resort-like compound he has been living in for around 14 years and meet with Gulen for an interview. An edited transcript of his translated answers follows:

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