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

Confidence and Trust in Gulen-Inspired Projects

Dec 11 ’15

Confidence and Trust in Gülen-Inspired Projects

In every local circle in which I interviewed, members expressed their trust in how their donations were being used. Repeatedly, interviewees said they never worried how their money was being used because they know it is being well spent.

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four criticisms on gulen movement

May 2 ’14

Four criticisms directed to the Gülen movement

Probably the lack of transparency theme is the one that might seem to garner most traction. However, given that prosecutors have twice attempted to shut down all Gülen-related entities and even seize their assets, the wisest course—for self-defense—is not to formalize an organizational structure in any sense.

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Mar 22 ’12

Gülen Movement and Transparency

Ismail Mesut Sezgin The transparency of the Hizmet or Gülen Movement has long been a theme of various critics – writers, intellectuals and politicians. In the context of Turkey where secularism is deployed as a means to control religion rather than to separate it from politics, it is not hard to understand why this theme […]

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