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

Gulen human rights

Mar 23 ’14

Where does Gülen stand on: democracy, human rights, and minorities?

Democracy Gülen recognizes democracy as the only viable political system of governance. He denounces turning religion into a political ideology, while encouraging all citizens to take an informed and responsible part in political life of their country. He stresses the flexibilities in the Islamic principles relating to governance and their compatibility with a true democracy […]

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Jan 2 ’14

Fethullah Gülen, Hizmet and State

Without a sound knowledge of Turkish political history, it is very difficult to understand why Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet movement have been very sensitive about governmental, constitutional and legal issues despite being primarily an educational and dialogue movement that endeavors to stay away from daily politics.

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press-freedom

Aug 22 ’13

Gülen movement on the freedom of press

In democratic societies, freedom of expression and freedom of the press are inalienable fundamental rights. This position is put forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. Being able to express marginal, radical or extreme views is a requirement of democracy and freedom of expression so long as […]

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