Dr Ismail Mesut Sezgin

Executive Director, Centre for Hizmet Studies

Biography

Ismail Mesut Sezgin holds his Doctorate from the Institute for Spirituality, Religion and Public Life at Leeds Beckett University. His thesis was titled Moral Responsibility in Contemporary Islam. His research interests include ethics, Islam, Political Islam, Sufism and Turkish Politics, religious movements, extremism. Sezgin is the Executive Director of the Centre for Hizmet Studies.

Activities

A Genocide in the Making?

Multimedia
A Genocide in the Making?

Turkey after the purge: Freedom of expression and justice thwarted

Commentary
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

Report Launch in Leicester: A Hizmet Approach to Rooting out Violent Extremism

Event
Centre for Hizmet Studies is pleased to launch its latest report, ‘a Hizmet Approach to Rooting out Violent Extremism’, which set out an alternative...   Read More

Report Launch: A Hizmet Approach to Rooting out Violent Extremism

Event
Centre for Hizmet Studies is pleased to launch its latest report, ‘a Hizmet Approach to Rooting out Violent Extremism’, which set out an alternative...   Read More

A Hizmet Approach to Rooting out Violent Extremism

Publications
This is the second publication in the ‘thought and practice’ series, the first being ‘Gulen on Dialogue’. The series aims both to contribute to...   Read More

Erdogan’s war against Hizmet: Step by step

Commentary
Turkish prosecutors carried out a number of arrests and raids on the morning of 17th December 2013 as part of a series of on-going...   Read More

Gulen Movement and Transparency

Commentary
The transparency of the Hizmet or Gülen Movement has long been a theme of various critics – writers, intellectuals and politicians. In the context...   Read More

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