Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fethullah Gulen speaks about PKK

(Video Duration: 2 min 19 secs)

Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen broke a self-imposed 16-year broadcast silence and spoke to BBC about his home country Turkiye.

One of the key issues facing the country is the Kurdish issue, and he says the Hizmet movement supports the peace process.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

VOA covers Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen

(Video Duration: 1 min 35 secs)

While critics characterize the Gulen movement as a cult of personality, admirers prefer the term Hizmet movement, after the Turkish word for ‘service.’ And Aslandogan compared Fethullah Gulen to U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
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Monday, January 27, 2014

BBC interviews Fethullah Gulen

(Video Duration: 8 min 15 secs)

Speaking to the BBC's Newshour, Fethullah Gulen said: "It is not possible for these judges and prosecutors to receive orders from me."

Fethullah Gulen has been called Turkey's second most powerful man. He is also a recluse, who lives in self-imposed exile in the US.

An apparent power struggle between his followers and those around the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has reached a new pitch of intensity and loathing.
Since arriving in the US in the late 1990s, Mr Gulen, 74, has not given a single broadcast interview. What rare communication there has been with the media has almost exclusively been conducted via email.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dr. Conway on Fethullah Gulen and Hizmet

(Video Duration: 3 min 46 secs)

Dr. Trudy Conway, professor of philosophy at Mount Saint Mary's University, Maryland, spoke to Rumi Forum on Fethullah Gulen and Hizmet (popularly known as Gulen Movement.)
“What I am most impressed by is the extent to which his teachings have been appropriated in the lives of people who are very devoted to the principles and truths he espouses.”
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Hizmet (Gulen) Movement's fields of activity

(Video Duration: 14 min 55 secs)

Dr. Dogan Koc, Executive Director of the Gulen Institute at the University of Houston, lists the Hizmet (Gulen) Movement’s fields of activity in parallel with the three enemies of the society -namely poverty, ignorance and disunity- that they are aimed to eliminate. As Koc puts it, the movement’s activities fall into three main categories; education, aid/relief and dialogue all of which are developed and run by a voluntary basis.
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Rumi Forum Corporate Video

(Video Duration: 5 min 54 secs)

Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange. The principal goal of the Rumi Forum is to promote peace in the world and contribute to a peaceful coexistence of the adherents of different faiths, cultures, ethnicities and races.
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