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Fethullah Gülen: Turkey is being dragged into a civil war

Issuing a press statement following the latest terrorist attack in Turkey on Saturday, Muslim scholar Fethullah Gülen claimed that Turkey is being dragged into a civil war but underlined that sympathizers of the movement sometimes called after him would always remain peaceful no matter how they are treated.

Fethullah Gulen Video Message to Philadelphia World Affairs Council

Mr. Gulen’s Responses to Philadelphia World Affairs Council September 15, 2016 Q: As you more than well know, Turkey is geopolitically and strategically of great world significance and for these reasons has been considered an essential ally of the United States for many decades. How do you believe the United States should react to current […]
Was there a sincere alliance between the Gulen Movement and Erdogan?

Was there a sincere alliance between the Gulen Movement and Erdogan?

NRT correspondent Huner Anwer interviews Fethullah Gulen in his Pennsylvania residence ask the crucial question on alliance between the Gulen Movement and Erdogan. Gulen says, briefly, there has never been sincere alliance between them but the movement supported Erdogan as long as Erdogan stayed in line with democratic values and honored rule of law. Below […]
Fethullah Gulen: “If the allegations are proved, I agree to return to Turkey”

Fethullah Gulen: “If the allegations are proved, I agree to return to Turkey”

Fethullah Gülen French daily Le Monde published Turkish Islamic Scholar Fethullah Gulen’s op-ed on August 11, 2016. Below is short excerpt from his op-ed. Translation is by Google and slightly edited by HizmetNews.Com “For seventeen years I have lived secluded in a small village in the USA. Claiming that I could, at 10,000 kilometers away, convince […]
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[Video] Exclusive: Gulen speaks to NRT on Kurds, human rights and Erdogan

[Video] Exclusive: Gulen speaks to NRT on Kurds, human rights and Erdogan

NRT correspondent Huner Anwer interviews Fethullah Gulen in his Pennsylvania residence.
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Fethullah Gulen on ‘GPS’: Failed Turkey coup looked ‘like a Hollywood movie’

Fethullah Gulen on ‘GPS’: Failed Turkey coup looked ‘like a Hollywood movie’

Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN)Fethullah Gulen, the reclusive cleric accused by Turkey of hatching a military coup attempt, concedes that his supporters could have been involved in the putsch but again denied any direct connection. “There might have been some sympathetic people [to Gulen] among them,” he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview. President Recep […]

In Our Modern Day, the Relationship Between Islam and Terrorism is Greatly Debated. Can Terrorism be Considered a Way of Struggle for Freedom? What is the Islamic Alternative to Terrorism and Struggle?

As I said in an interview with Nuriye Akman for Daily Zaman, today, at best we can say is that Islam is not known at all. Muslims should say, “In true Islam, terror does not exist.” No person should kill another human being. No one can touch an innocent person, even in time of war. […]
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The World’s Top Public Intellectual

When Foreign Policy and Prospect magazine asked readers to vote for the world’s top public intellectual, one man won in a landslide: Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, an inspirational leader to millions of followers around the world and persona non grata to many in his native Turkey, where some consider him a threat to the country’s […]
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What is the Relationship Between an Individual and the State, According to the Teaching of Islam? What is the Place and Function of an Individual Within a State?

What is the Relationship Between an Individual and the State, According to the Teaching of Islam? What is the Place and Function of an Individual Within a State? Since the group attitude has become the norm, and as it is not possible to change the established standards of communal life, it has been the destiny […]
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What is the Islamic Understanding of “State”?

Those who study and put forward opinions concerning the Islamic perspective of state and politics usually confuse Islam, established by the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet, with the Islam as constructed through the historical experiences of Muslims and of course based on Shari’ah (legal) principles, and also the superficially observed Islam of the […]
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