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Erdogan’s bid to close Gulen schools in Africa opposed

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Erdogan's bid to close Gulen schools in Africa opposed Several African states have rejected Turkey's request to close schools run by the Hizmet movement. Turkish President Erdogan accused Fethullah Gulen, who owns Hizmet, of involvement in the failed July 15 coup. When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Uganda and Kenya in

Teachers, parents oppose Pak-Turk Schools takeover

Ammar Sheikh, Lahore A group calling itself the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges Parent-Teacher Association expressed concern on Saturday over reports that the government was going to hand over the school management to “a political entity”. Speaking at a press conference at the Raiwind Road campus, they said they would oppose such

Turkish schools ‘will not be closed’: Indonesian Minister

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The Culture and Education Ministry has ensured that it will not close nine Indonesian educational institutions accused of being affiliated with Fethullah Gulen, who has been labelled a terrorist by the Turkish government. “Since 2015, these schools have been operating independently. Their Turkish teachers are not working under the Pacific Countries

Turkey Faces International Trouble for Persecuting Gulen’s Schools

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The Turkish authorities’ pursuit of Fethullah Gulen’s schools is damaging Turkey’s relations with some countries that host schools of “Hizmet Movement” (Service Movement of Gulen), classified by Ankara as a terrorist organization. Kyrgyzstan has refuted the Turkish demand to close the movement’s educational institutions on its territories. Responding to Turkish Minister

Turkey Coup: Erdogan Uses Stalinist Measures To Crack Down On Education

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Moritz Pieper As news of the attempted military coup in Turkey unfolded, I was in Pennsylvania. Travelling in the U.S., I had coincidentally found myself in the home state of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has singled out as the mastermind of the uprising. Gülen, once

President Erdogan has launched a purge of state personnel who he believes are linked to the exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan also uses state of emergency powers granted after coup attempt to extend detention period of criminal suspects Turkey’s president has signed a decree that allows for the extension of the pre-charge detention period and the closure of institutions linked to Fethullah Gulen, the exiled cleric blamed for masterminding

Contentions Gulen Schools and Rule-of-Law in Turkey

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Much has been written about religious thinker Fethullah Gulen’s Hizmet movement. To many, it is the most promising example of a peaceful movement to tie Islamic modernism to Western notions of liberalism. To others, it is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I personally have often written quite critically of the