A Universal Islamic Phenomenon in Turkish Religious Practice: the Fethullah Gulen Case


Oct 9 ’15

Why does Fethullah Gulen choose to stay in Pennsylvania?

Although there are no legal obstacles for my return to Turkey, I am concerned that certain circles are waiting for an opportunity to reverse the democratic reforms that were started in the early 1990s and accelerated in the last decade. I have to sacrifice my intense desire to return to my homeland in the interest of both Turkey and the good work of volunteers of the (Gulen) movement around the world.

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Aug 30 ’13

Where does Fethullah Gülen live?

The place where Gülen lives has been a heated topic among the Turkish public given recurrent news reports that appear in dailies in an attempt to cast doubt on where the Islamic scholar, who left Turkey in 1999, resides. While speculation and news reports among some national media outlets have claimed that prominent Turkish Islamic […]

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Feb 11 ’13

A Painful Prosecution, But Ultimately a Step Forward

James Harrington Political trials have run throughout the course of human history. Often ey have intertwined themselves with religious issues, especially when the powers of “church and state” have aligned in mutual interest. In Western tradition and culture, the trials of Socrates, Jesus, Galileo, the Inquisition, the Salem “witches,” and John Scopes stand out in […]

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Jan 25 ’13

A response to article ‘Fethullah Gülen’s Grand Ambition: Turkey’s Islamist Danger’

GREG BARTON My heart sank as I read the recent article by Rachel Sharon-Krespin, “Fethullah Gülen’s Grand Ambition: Turkey’s Islamist Danger” (Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2009, pp. 55-66). If she is right, then we might as well abandon all reasonable hope of seeing progressive civil society organizations emerging in the Muslim world anytime soon. Judging […]

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