Review: ‘The Spirituality of Responsibility: Fethullah Gülen and Islamic Thought’
With regard to leadership and vision, the Sunni Muslim world seems to be in disarray. None of the following leaders, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Abdel... Read More
Questions we dare not ask: Gülen and the coup
Introduction Gareth Jenkins once criticised Turkey’s infamous Ergenekon indictments on the grounds that they were “products of ‘projective’ rather than deductive reasoning, working backwards... Read More
Turkey after the purge: Freedom of expression and justice thwarted
In the wake of the thwarted coup of 15 July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency, bypassing parliament and enabling rule... Read More
The Hizmet Movement: ‘Terrorist’ or Terrorised?
After the attempted military coup in Turkey last month, President Erdogan and officials within the Turkish government seem to have unequivocally blamed sympathisers of... Read More
Five global challenges: how might Hizmet respond?
Hizmet, the social movement inspired by the neo-Sufi thinker Fetullah Gülen, is currently being dismembered by the autocratic president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.... Read More
An Unfair Treatment!
It is with great shock and sadness I tuned into the news to learn about the recent development in Turkey, which now might be... Read More
Dialogue and distrust: on the predicament of Gulen-inspired organisations in the UK
Dialogue can be hard work. It is an indisputably good idea for there to be meaningful contact between people of different religious, ideological and... Read More
Lessons from the UK’s Chilcot Report for Turkey’s post-coup response
On September 24, 2002, the UK government published a fifty page dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction which was discussed in Parliament on... Read More
Gulen movement becoming victim of its own legend
I don’t know whether they are aware of it, but a danger that needs to be taken very seriously awaits the Gulen movement. In... Read More
Islam is Compatible with Democracy, Despite Turkey’s Recent Example
Turkey was hailed as an example for a modern Muslim democracy during the early 2000s. The current ruling party that came to power in... Read More