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

Mar 11 ’12

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Why do you stay in America?

Below is a part of an interview with Fethullah Gulen by Nuriye Akman of Zaman Newspaper in Turkey in March 2004. Click here to read the full interview. Legally there is nothing preventing you from returning to Turkey. Why do you prefer to stay here? I am seized with anxiety. Regardless of when, or if, I return to […]

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Mar 11 ’12

Gulen’s Message to Prime Minister Erdogan

Below is a part of an interview with Fethullah Gulen by Mehmet Gundem of Milliyet Newspaper in Turkey in January 2005. Click here to read the full interview. If you were to write a letter or send a message to the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, what would you tell him? Instead of what I would say, let […]

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Mar 11 ’12

Who is Fethullah Gülen?

Fethullah Gulen was born in 1941 into a traditional family of five boys and two girls in the Pasinler district of Erzurum. His father, Ramiz Efendi, was a government-employed imam who performed his duties in various regions. Erzurum lies in the northeast of Turkey, and it is socio-culturally very conservative. It is a town that has, […]

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