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YOK EGER SABREDEMİYORUZ DİYORSANIZ AŞAGIDAKİ LİNKİ BİR ZİYARET EDİN VE İNCELEMEYE BAŞLAYIN.

BİZ SİZE TERCÜMESİNİ VE DAHASI OLAN  İLİŞKİLERİ,PARALELCİLERİN NELER YAPTIGINI
 AÇIKLAYACAGIZ.SDÜ NÜN BU İLİŞKİLERDE NASIL ROL OYNADIGINI AÇIKLAYACAGIZ.



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BUNLARIN SDÜ DEKİ ZİYARETLERİNİ


www.sdu.edu.tr/Haber.aspx?id=642


LİNKİNDEN İNCELEYEBİLİRSİNİZ.

SDÜ DEKİ PARALELCİLERE BU LİNKİ,KAPATMALARINI TAVSİYE EDERİZ.

ÇÜNKÜ ORADAKİ RESİMLERİN NE ANLAMA GELDİGİNİ HEP BİRLKTE İNCELEYECEGİZ.



AŞAGIDAKİ RESİMLERDE BULUNAN KİŞİLER KİM ,PARALEL YAPIDAKİ GÖREVLERİ NE,YABANCI KİŞİLER KİM PARALELİN AMERİKADAKİ KURULUŞLARI İLE İLİŞKİLERİ NE HEMSİNİ AÇIKLAYACAGIZ.




ABD’li Senatörler SDܒye Hayran Kaldı

17.05.2012

Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri Georgia Eyaleti senatörlerini ağırladı.

ABD’li senatörler, 15. Bilim ve Bahar Şenliği kapsamında düzenlenen Küresel Barışta Türk-Amerikan İlişkilerinin Rolü (The Role Of Turkish-American Relations In Global Peace) isimli panel ile SDܒnün konuğu oldu.

Panel öncesinde, Üniversitemiz Rektörü Prof. Dr. Hasan İbicioğlu, senatörleri makamında kabul etti. Konuklarıyla sohbet eden İbicioğlu, bu tür etkinliklerle dünya barışına katkı sağlanacağına duyduğu inancı dile getirdi. Konuk senatörler de SDÜ'yü çok büyük ve etkileyici bir üniversite olarak gördüklerini ve SDÜ'ye hayran kaldıklarını ifade ettiler.

Daha sonra “Küresel Barışta Türk-Amerikan İlişkilerinin Rolü” isimli panel için Prof. Dr. M. Lütfü Çakmakçı Kültür Merkezi’ne geçildi. Panelin açılış konuşmasını yapan Üniversitemiz Rektörü Prof. Dr. Hasan İbicioğlu, konuklara SDܒnün akademik yapılanması ve eğitim- öğretim imkanları hakkında bilgi verdi. Üniversitelerin dünyayla iletişim kuran, değerlerine ve kültürüne değer veren bireyler yetiştirmeyi amaçladığını belirten İbicioğlu, dinamik ve genç bir yapıya sahip olan SDܒnün yüzünü dünyaya dönmüş bir Anadolu üniversitesi olduğunu söyledi. Türkiye’nin politik, ekonomik ve jeopolitik yapısı, komşuları ve diğer ülkelerle arasındaki kültürel ve tarihi bağlarının güçlü olması açısından uluslararası alanda önemli bir yerde olduğunu vurgulayan İbicioğlu, şunları kaydetti: “Türkiye’nin tarihi çok eskilere dayanır. Anadolu birçok medeniyetin doğduğu yerdir. Anadolu, Yunan filozofu Plato, Aristo ve diğerlerinin evidir. Türkiye, Asya ve Avrupa için kapı durumundadır ve Ortadoğu coğrafyasında da önemli bir yere sahiptir. Geçmişten gelen birikimi ve güncel potansiyeli ile Türkiye, bölgenin en güçlü ülkesidir. Güçlü ABD’nin ise istikrarlı ve barış içinde bir Orta Doğu için Türkiye’ye ihtiyacı bulunmaktadır”

Son on yıl içerisinde Türkiye ve ABD ilişkilerinin yeniden şekillendiğini ifade eden İbicioğlu, şimdilerde yükselen bir güç olan Türkiye ile ABD’nin stratejilerinin yapıcı bir şekilde değişerek barışçıl çerçevede bölge ve dünya yararı için hizmete dönüştürülebileceğine dikkat çekti. Anadolu’nun medeniyetlerin beşiği olduğunu ve Batı medeniyetinin burada şekillendiğini belirten İbicioğlu, “Biz de bu geçmişten gelen medeniyet birikimini SDܒde uyguluyoruz. Küresel çağda tüm insanların barış içinde yaşamaları gerektiğine inanıyoruz. Bütün alanlarda insanlar ve kuruluşlar arasındaki diyalogu geliştirmek zorundayız. Bu tür etkinlikler ile önyargılarımızdan arınabiliriz. Türkiye, Orta Doğu’nun barışında ana aktör konumundadır ve ABD’nin Orta Doğu’daki barışı sağlayabilmesi açısından önemlidir. Türk insanının büyük bir çoğunluğu, Türkiye ile ABD’nin dünya barışı için işbirliği içerisinde olması gerektiğini düşünüyor.” diyerek sözlerini noktaladı.

SDÜ Rektörü Prof. Dr. Hasan İbicioğlu'nun panelde yaptığı konuşmayı izlemek için tıklayınız.

 

 

Daha sonra Rektör Prof. Dr. Hasan İbicioğlu’nun başkanlığında gerçekleştirilen ve Senatör Donzella James, Gloria Butler, Valencia Seay, Horacena Tate, Michele Henson, Nancy Orrock, Miriam Paris ve Debra Jones-Bazemore’nın konuşmacı olarak katıldığı “Küresel Barışta Türk-Amerikan İlişkilerinin Rolü” konulu panele geçildi.

Konuk Senatörlerin konuşmalarını izlemek için tıklayınız.

Panelin ardından konuk Senatörlere ve organizasyonda emeği geçen İstanbul Center Akademik İlişkiler Yöneticisi Mustafa Gökhan Şahin ve Türk- Amerikan Ticaret Odası Temsilcisi Fatih Beyhan’a hediyeleri verildi.

Panelin ardından konuklar, Rektör İbicioğlu ile şenlik alanını gezdi.

 

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Third International Symposium on
Sustainable Development
(ISSD’12)
May 31 - June 1, 2012
Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Proceedings
Volume 4
SUSTAINABILITY FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
Sarajevo - 2012
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SUSTAINABILITY FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Development (ISSD2012)
May 31 – June 01 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Publisher:
International Burch University
Editors;
Prof.Dr. Meliha HANDZIC
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Abdulhamit SUBAŞI
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ali GÖKSU
Conference Partners:
International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA
Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey
Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

Conference Partners:
International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA
Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey
Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

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Akyildiz Hus eyin Suleyman Demirel Univers ity Turkey
Altin Ahmet Bulent Ecevit Univers ity Turkey
Ay Gurkan George Was hington Univers ity USA
Aydemir Muzaffer Bilecik Univers ity Turkey
Bagdigen Muhlis Bulent Ecevit Univers ity Turkey
Bayraktaroglu Serkan Sakarya Univers ity Turkey
Cinar Ozer Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam Univers ity Turkey
Cos kun Ali Fatih Univers ity Turkey
Develioglu Kazim Akdeniz Univers ity Turkey
Digrak Metin Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam Univers ity Turkey
Dogan Hulus i Akdeniz Univers ity Turkey
Donko Dzenana Sarajevo Univers ity Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duman Mehmet Artvin Coruh Univers ity Turkey
Duman Teoman International Burch Univers ity Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duran Burhanettin Is tanbul Sehir Univers ity Turkey
Durna Ufuk Akdeniz Univers ity Turkey
Ekiz Hus eyin Sakarya Univers ity Turkey
Emektar Riza Robert Morris Univers ity USA
Ercis li Sezai Atatürk Univers ity Turkey
Eroglu Abdullah Suleyman Demirel Univers ity Turkey
Erus lu Niyazi M. Yalova Univers ity Turkey
Es iyok Durs un Ege Univers ity Turkey
Goks u Ali International Burch Univers ity Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gungor Ibrahim Akdeniz Univers ity Turkey
Handzic Meliha International Burch Univers ity Bosnia and Herzegovina
Inal Emin Akdeniz Univers ity Turkey
Ibicioglu Has an Suleyman Demirel Univers ity Turkey
Kalabus ic Senada Univers ity of Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kalayci Seref Suleyman Demirel Univers ity Turkey
Kantarci Kemali Akdeniz Univers ity Turkey
Karcioglu Res at Ataturk Univers ity Turkey
Karlik Bekir Konya-Mevlana Univers ity Turkey
Kos ecik Muhammet Turgut Ozal Univers ity Turkey
Kudabaev Zarylbek I. American Univers ity of Central As ia Kirgiz Republic
Mus emic Rajfa Univers ity of Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Oguz Cennet Selcuk Univers ity Turkey
Ozs oy Ismail Fatih Univers ity Turkey
Padem Hus eyin International Burch Univers ity Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pinnington As hley H. The Britis h Univers ity in Dubai UAE
Ros e Andrew K. Univers ity of California USA
Sari Ramazan Middle Eas t Technical Univers ity Turkey
Schwartz Harvey York Univers ity Canada
Sitembolukbas i Saban Suleyman Demirel Univers ity Turkey
Slots ve George Northern Illinois Univers ity USA
Subas i Abdulhamit International Burch Univers ity Bosnia and Herzegovina
Toks en Erol Ege Univers ity Turkey
Tourk Khairy A. Illinois Ins titute of Technology USA
Uyar Suleyman Akdeniz Univers ity Turkey
Vergil Has an Bulent Ecevit Univers ity Turkey

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Gulenist state resolutions


Page created June 11, 2011; updated Nov 8, 2011
by C.A.S.I.L.I.P.S. - Citizens Against Special Interest Lobbying in Public Schools

The spring of 2011 saw a spate of Gulenist resolutions appearing before state legislatures across the US, nominally to recognize American-Turkish friendship and economic ties.  It seems probable that they were also aimed at facilitating and legitimizing the Gulenist agenda, and counteracting any negative publicity about the Gulen charter schools or Turkey's Gulen-backed AKP government.  As nearly all referred also to the size and/or rapid growth of the Turkish economy, the timing was noteworthy, as it coincided with a brief period of rapid growth in Turkey's GDP.  Already by fall 2011, press coverage of Turkey's economic indicators was far less favorable, but the resolutions were a done deal. 

The total number of states that are known to have adopted Gulenist resolutions is now 21.

Many of these resolutions explicitly mention Gulenist organizations (all are TAA members) including:
  • Acacia Foundation, Washington (state)
  • Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue, Arizona
  • Institute of Interfaith Dialog, Texas (branches in other states)
  • Interfaith Dialog Center (IDC) New Jersey
  • Istanbul Center, Georgia
  • Jackson Raindrop Turkish House, Mississippi
  • Mid-Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations
  • Niagara Foundation, Illinois (branches in other states)
  • Pacifica Institute d.b.a. Rosegarden Turkish-American Cultural Center
  • Pacifica Institute-Idaho
  • Pacifica Institute-Utah
  • Pioneer Academy of Science, New Jersey
  • Rumi Forum, Washington DC
  • Turkish-American Association of Kentucky
  • Turkish-American Federation of the Midwest
  • Turkish-American Society of Nebraska
  • Turkish Cultural Center New Jersey (TCC-NJ)
  • Turkish Cultural Center of Pennsylvania
  • Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians, Texas
  • West America Turkic Council

Concerns about political repression in Turkey and the increasing authoritarianism of Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan were already on the rise in early 2011 and further escalated after the arrests in March 2011 of award-winning journalist Nedim Sener and journalist/author Ahmet Sik, as well as the government's attempt to eradicate Sik's book about Fethullah Gulen.  Repression of the Kurdish people in Turkey continues under Erdogan, and other minorities such as the Alevis still struggle for equal rights.  Despite all these serious concerns, some of which were well-publicized in the U.S. and European media, Gulenist resolutions were making their way through state legislatures, with nearly all of them referring to Turkey as "cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights." 

No doubt a number of individual citizens of Turkey do value freedom and democracy, but it is questionable whether the current Turkish government merits such praise from our state legislatures in view of its recent record.

A noteworthy point about these resolutions is the remarkable similarity in their phrasing across states, once again showing the high level of coordination of Gulenist organizations across the US.  This similarity also shows that the impetus behind these resolutions came from the Gulen Movement itself, not the sponsoring legislators.  Several of the resolutions mention state legislators participating in Gulenist Turkey trips.

Here is state-by-state information on Gulenist state resolutions that have been identified to date. 

Arizona

Senate Resolution 1010, 50th Legislature

"Whereas, the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both dearly cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy and human rights; and..."
.........
"That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona transmit an official copy of this Resolution to the Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue and its umbrella organization West America Turkic Council."

Arkansas

House Resolution 1033, March 30, 2011

"WHEREAS, the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both dearly cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights; and.......

"WHEREAS, in its alliances with the United States, the Republic of Turkey has demonstrated its commitment to world peace and liberty, as well as its tolerance of others in secular and religious venues; and
.........
"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT upon adoption of this resolution, an appropriate copy shall be provided to the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives."

Georgia

House Resolution 555

"Commending the Turkish-American community in Georgia and the Istanbul Center and recognizing March 29, 2011, as Turkish-American Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes."
..........
"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body commend the Turkish-American community of Georgia and the Istanbul Center for their contributions to the State of Georgia and recognize March 29, 2011, as Turkish-American Day at the state capitol."

Global Atlanta, April 1, 2011 "State Government Honors Turkish Community"
"Tarik Celik, executive director for the [Istanbul] center, accepted the Senate resolution, which recognized the contributions of the 8,000 Turkish-Americans and 500 Turkish owned businesses in Georgia."

Hawaii

House Resolution 30, 26th Legislature, 2011

The version that passed can be viewed here, and here are some public comments.

"WHEREAS, the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies that cherish the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights; and

"WHEREAS, in its alliance with the united States, the Republic of Turkey demonstrates a commitment to world peace and liberty, as well as a tolerance of others regarding secular and religious issues; and......"

The resolution was mentioned in articles of the Hawaii Free Press on March 6, 2011 and May 22, 2011; they reported that "HCR30 only passed after being stripped of all references to Gulen front groups."  The original version mentioned the Pacifica Institute. 

Idaho

Senate Resolution No. 102, Sixty-first Legislature First Regular Session - 2011

"WHEREAS, the Senate of the state of Idaho in the First Regular Session of the Sixty-first Idaho Legislature recognizes that the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both embracing the universal values of freedom, democracy and human rights;

"WHEREAS, the United States and the Republic of Turkey have shared common ideals, in which freedom and democracy are the foundation of peace, prosperity and security; and....."

"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that an official copy of this resolution be distributed to the West America Turkic Council and to the Pacifica Institute-Idaho."

Indiana

Senate Concurrent Resolution 36 - 2011 1st Regular Session

"Whereas, The Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights;
 
"Whereas, In its alliances with the United States, Turkey has demonstrated its commitment to peace and liberty, as well as its political and religious tolerance; ..........

"Whereas, The Niagara Foundation and the Turkish- American Federation of the Midwest are huge proponents of the Turkish-Hoosier Friendship Task Force;

"Whereas, Within the last three years, 400 civic leaders, elected officials, and academics traveled to Turkey to strengthen the relationship between Hoosiers and Turkish people. .........

"The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Bilal Eksili."
[Bilal Eksili is affiliated with the Holy Dove Foundation, another Gulenist organization.]

Kansas

Senate Resolution No. 1811Adopted Feb 8, 2011
Sponsor: Senator Chris Steineger

"WHEREAS, The Republic of Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic;
and
"WHEREAS, The Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing
allies. Both nations cherish freedom, democracy and human rights; and
"WHEREAS, In its alliances with the United States, the Republic of Turkey has demonstrated
its commitment to world peace and liberty, as well as its tolerance of others in secular and
religious venues; ...."

Kentucky

SR202  11 Reg. Sess.

"WHEREAS, the Turkish-American Association of Kentucky is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2006 to offer services to Turkic and Turkish-American people living in Louisville and neighboring cities; and

"WHEREAS, the Turkish-American Association of Kentucky is working in cooperation with members of the General Assembly to bring cultural exchange and friendship between lawmakers and the Turkish-American community in Kentucky; and

"WHEREAS, members of the Turkish-American Association of Kentucky who are introducing the program to the General Assembly include Mahmut Yeter, President, Mid-Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations; Emre Celik, President, Rumi Forum, Washington, D.C.; Sinan Bilgen, Member, Turkish-American Association of Kentucky; Nazif Muhtaroglu, Member, Turkish-American Association of Kentucky; and Mehmet Saracoglu, Member, Turkish-American Association of Kentucky; and .......'

Louisiana

House Resolution NO. 192, Regular Session, 2010
Sponsor: Representative Jim Tucker
Adopted June 20, 2010

"WHEREAS, the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both dearly cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights; and
WHEREAS, in its alliances with the United States, the Republic of Turkey has demonstrated its commitment to world peace and liberty as well as its tolerance of others in the secular and religious venues;...

"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians."

Mississippi

House Resolution 45 - 2011 Regular Session
By: Representatives Dedeaux, Zuber, Holland, Reynolds, Scott, Bell

"A resolution recognizing the contributions of the Republic of Turkey and the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians, including the value of Mississippi's positive relationship with them, and recognizing the Mississippi-Turkish Hospitality Leadership Network."

"WHEREAS, the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy and human rights; and

"WHEREAS, in its alliances with the United States, the democratic nation of Turkey has demonstrated its commitment to world peace and liberty, as well as its tolerance of others in both secular and religious venues; and  .........

"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians, the Institute of Interfaith Dialog, the Jackson Raindrop Turkish House and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps."

Missouri

The website of State Senator Joe Keaveny (accessed Nov 8, 2011) states that "I met with members of the Turkish community in Missouri, and briefed them on legislative happenings in the Missouri Senate. This group of people was honored with a standing ovation and a goodwill resolution passed by the House, which recognizes the Turkish community in our state and honors their friendship. // Two members of the community were Mehmet Salih Erdogan and Ismail Ozgun, Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputies from Denizli and Balikesir. They were applauded for their efforts for the Niagara Foundation, an interfaith dialogue organization founded by Turkish citizens active in the Midwestern states of the U.S., the Turkish American Society of Missouri (TASOM), and the Chicago-based Turkish American Federation of Midwest, an umbrella organization of Turkish organizations in Midwestern states."

A Today's Zaman article of May 1, 2011 entitled "Missouri honors Turks with goodwill resolution" also refers to this.

The number and full text of this resolution have not yet been located.

Nebraska

Legislative Resolution 204, 102nd Legislature First Session.   Adopted May 25, 2011.
Introduced by Senators Brenda Council, Tanya Cook, Amanda McGill, Heath Mello, Jeremy Nordquist.

"WHEREAS, the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights; and
WHEREAS, in its alliances with the United States, Turkey has demonstrated its commitment to peace and liberty, as well as its political and religious tolerance;...

"WHEREAS, the Niagara Foundation of Nebraska, a not-for-profit organization subsidized by citizens of Turkey and America, has recognized the efforts of influential Nebraskans for their contributions to the atmosphere of tolerance and diversity in Nebraska; and
WHEREAS, the Turkish American Society of Nebraska, a not-for-profit organization, is instrumental in assisting many displaced immigrants invited to Nebraska; ...

...That a copy of this resolution be sent to Ismail Ozcan, Executive Director of the Niagara Foundation of Nebraska."

New Jersey

A state resolution is mentioned on the website of the Turkish Cultural Center of New Jersey.  As often happens on Gulenist websites, the article is not dated; it is stated that this happened on Nov 22, presumably 2011 although this is not stated.  Here are excerpts of the description from the TCCNJ website:

"NJ Assembly, NJ Senate and Governor's Office declared November 22nd as Turkish Cultural Heritage Day. Turkish American organizations Interfaith Dialog Center (IDC), Pioneer Academy of Science, Turkish Cultural Center (TCC-NJ) were given resolutions by aforementioned offices since their contributions to NJ in education, culture and promoting interfaith dialog.

"Resolution ceremonies were held in both the State Senate and Assembly. Director of the IDC Dr. Levent Koc, Director of the TCC-NJ Mevlut Kirazli and Principal of Pioneer Academy were joined on the floor by three Congressional Members from Turkish Grand Assembly, Abdurrahman Kurt, Canan Candemir Celik and Mehmet Nil Hidir.  .......

"Speaker of the Assembly Sheila Y. Oliver presented the resolutions and, Assemblyman Thomas Giblin praised IDC's activities, which he attended many times. He also talked about his several visits to Pioneer Academy, whose academic success and good management he appreciated very much. Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose too talked about IDC's activities and her trip to Turkey with IDC in the summer of 2009."

(Note: In August 2011, the Interfaith Dialog Center was renamed the Peace Islands Institute.)

New Mexico

Senate Memorial 10, 50th Legislature, 1st Session

"Whereas, The Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both dearly cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights,

"Whereas, In its alliance with the United States, the Republic of Turkey has demonstrated its commitment to world peace and liberty, as well as its tolerance of others in the secular and religious venues;
..........
"Be it further resolved that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians..."

Oklahoma

HR 1103 Second Regular Session of the Fifty-second Legislature, May 25, 2010

"A Resolution recognizing the many contributions made by citizens of the Republic of
Turkey; creating Oklahoman-Turkish Friendship Alliance to further Oklahoma-Turkey
relations; and directing distribution."

HCR 1002  First session, 53rd Legislature.   Adopted Feb 7, 2011
Sponsors: Gary Stanislawski, John Sullivan

"WHEREAS, the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both dearly cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy and human rights; and

"WHEREAS, in its alliances with the United States, the Republic of Turkey has demonstrated its commitment to world peace and liberty, as well as its tolerance of others in the secular and religious venues; and...

"THAT an official copy of this resolution be distributed to Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians."

Oregon

House Resolution 2 - 76th Oregon Legislative Assembly--2011 Regular Session

"Whereas  the  Republic  of  Turkey  and  the  United  States  of  America  are  long-standing  friends and allies,  both  dearly  cherishing  the  universal  values  of  freedom,  democracy  and  human  rights;  and

"Whereas  in  its  alliance  with  the  United  States,  the  Republic  of  Turkey  has  demonstrated  its commitment  to  world  peace  and  liberty,  as  well  as  its  tolerance  of  others  in  the  secular  and  religious  venues;  and
.................
“Resolved, That a copy of this resolution shall be sent to the Pacifica Institute doing business as the Rosegarden Turkish-American Cultural Center and to its umbrella organization, the West America Turkic Council

An article appeared in the Portland Islam Examiner on April 12, 2011 discussing this resolution:

"The declaration was sponsored by Rep. Tim Freeman a republican from the Umpqua Region and Portland democrat Rep. Jules Bailey.  Freeman told lawmakers that the idea stemmed when he was on a legislative trip to Republic of Turkey last year.  The trip which was hosted by Portland's Rosegarden Turkish-American Cultural Center exposed Freeman to the possibilities of Europe's sixth-largest economy."

Pennsylvania

Senate Resolution No.114 Session of 2011
Introduced by Smucker, Brubaker, Farnese, Dinniman, Alloway, Greenleaf, Fontana, Schwank, Boscola and Tartaglione, May 9, 2011
Adopted, May 9, 2011 

In contrast to other states, this resolution makes no mention of Turkey's commitment to democracy or human rights.

"RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Turkish Cultural Center of Pennsylvania, 274 W Main St., Leola, PA 17540."

Texas

Texas has gone further than all other states, as it has in everything connected to Gulen, by honoring not just Gulenist organizations, but their leader himself.  On January 25, 2011 the Texas Senate passed SR 85, a resolution honoring Fethullah Gulen.  The authors were Eddie Lucio III, Troy Fraser, Joan Huffman, Jane Nelson, Leticia Van de Putte.

Utah

State Joint Resolution 21, 2011 General Session
Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson
House Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings
Co-sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

"WHEREAS, the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America are long-standing allies, both dearly cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights;

"WHEREAS, in its alliances with the United States, the Republic of Turkey has demonstrated its commitment to world peace and liberty as well as its secular and religious tolerance of others;
.....
"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the West America Turkic Council and to the Pacifica Institute-Utah."


Virginia

Senate Joint Resolution NO. 455
Patrons––Petersen, Barker, Colgan, Herring, Houck, Howell, Locke, Marsden, McDougle, Miller, Y.B.,
Norment, Puckett, Puller and Stuart; Delegates: Carr, Ebbin, Plum, Scott, J.M., Sickles and Watts
Agreed to by the Senate, February 23, 2011
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 26, 2011

"WHEREAS, the Republic of Turkey and the United States are long-standing allies, both cherishing the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights; and

"WHEREAS, in its alliances with the United States, the Republic of Turkey has demonstrated its commitment to world peace and liberty, as well as its political and religious tolerance; and
........
"WHEREAS, in Northern Virginia, Turkish Americans are proprietors of businesses specializing in
granite, tile, and iron works, many others are professors at Virginia institutions of higher education, and there are 15 state chapters of the Mid-Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations throughout the Commonwealth; ...."


Washington

House Resolution No. 2011-4640, 62nd Legislature, Regular Session
Representatives Upthegrove, Liias, Eddy, Cody, Kenney, Billig, Appleton, Miloscia, Dickerson, Haigh, Hudgins, Kelley, Ladenburg, Stanford, Lytton, Reykdal, Orwall, McCoy, Fitzgibbon, Maxwell, and Ryu
Adopted March 16, 2011

"WHEREAS, The Washington State and Turkish Constitutions are rooted in the shared principles of
democracy, equality, and religious freedom; and

"WHEREAS, The Republic of Turkey is the world's fifteenth largest economy and a valued trading
partner with the State of Washington, with over three hundred fifty million dollars in products exported to that nation in 2009; .....

"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of
the House of Representatives to the West America Turkic Council and the Acacia Foundation."

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Elected/public state and local officials who went on Gulenist Turkey trips


Page created April 25, 2012;  last updated Jan 3, 2014


"To date, more than 6000 Americans have traveled to Turkey at the invitation of Hizmet institutes and have returned to support the activities of the Turkish immigrant circles." - Sophia Pandya & Nancy Gallagher in their 2012 book The Gulen Hizmet Movement and Its Transnational Activities

The standard Gulen Lobby Turkey trip is 9-10 days long.  Starting in 2012, some Turkey trips include a stopover in oil-rich Azerbaijan (see this page for details). 

Key points about these trips:
  • Most state and local officials are not required to report international trips when they are not paid with government funds.  This means that many more public officials went on these trips without leaving a trace, and therefore could not be listed below. 
  • The websites of Gulenist organizations that invite these officials (e.g., the Istanbul Center, Turquoise Council, etc) often mention that a number of public officials went on a trip without listing their names. 
  • State and local officials accepting these invitations are often not well-informed about either the Gulen Movement or current Turkish politics prior to the trip.  
  • The Gulen Lobby is the first foreign lobby to systematically target state and local officials on such a large scale (other foreign lobbies have mainly targeted Congressmen, who are required by law to report all trips).  
  • While in Turkey, public officials may be staying in Gulen Movement-affiliated hotels or dormitories.  During such times, their phone or internet communications may be easily accessible to Gulenists.
  • US-based Gulenist 501(c)3 "dialog" organizations may be the ones inviting the officials, but the actual source of funds is often unknown and may be a Gulenist organization based in Turkey such as BAKIAD.
  • To date, we have not seen even one IRS Form 990 for any of the organizations sponsoring these trips that checks the "yes" box in answer to the question "Did the organization engage in lobbying activities?"

While another page already lists Congressional trips; this page is for state legislators, governors, mayors, attorney generals, and other state and local officials.  Most are elected, but a few appointed officials may be included below, as well as some former officials.  (Former officials retain influence and contacts and therefore are of interest too.)

Alabama

Date: 2011; Sponsor: Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians (also involved:
Turkish American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast U.S., Peace Valley Foundation, Istanbul Center); Source: June 3, 2012
  • Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster
  • Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville
  • Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Arab
  • Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills
  • Secretary of the Senate Pat Harris

Arizona
  • Jannah Scott, advisor to Governor Janet Napolitano (Date: 2008; Source: Sep 22, 2008)
  • State Rep. David Lujan (Date: 2008; Source: Sep 22, 2008)
  • State Rep. Theresa Ulmer  (Date: 2008; Source: Sep 22, 2008)
  • State Senator Linda Grey  (Date: 2008; Source: Sep 22, 2008)
  • State Rep. Steve Farley  (Sponsor/Organizer: Acacia Foundation; source, Acacia Foundation website, accessed Dec 8, 2013)
  • State Rep. Ed Ableser  (Sponsor/Organizer: Acacia Foundation; source, Acacia Foundation website, accessed Dec 8, 2013)
  • State Rep. Jackie Thrasher  (Sponsor/Organizer: Acacia Foundation; source, Acacia Foundation website, accessed Dec 8, 2013)

Arkansas

  • State Representative Karen Hopper   R-District 81 (Date: July 2010; Sponsor: Raindrop Turkish House; Source: click here)

California
  • State Senator Bob Huff   R-District 29  (Date: 2011; Source: Nov 24, 2011)
  • Congressman Bob Filner (Sponsor: Pacifica Institute; Dates: Dec 2010, Apr 2011; Source: May 11, 2012)
  • Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry (Sponsor: Pacifica Institute; Date: 2009; Source: Apr 3, 2010)
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca (Sponsor: Pacifica Institute; source)
  • Jeffrey Jennings, Malibu Mayor  (Sponsor/Organizer: Acacia Foundation; source, Acacia Foundation website, accessed Dec 8, 2013)
  • Cruz Reynoso, Former Associate of Justice, California Supreme Court (Sponsor/Organizer: Acacia Foundation; source, Acacia Foundation website, accessed Dec 8, 2013)

Colorado
  • State Legislator Cherylin Peniston (Sponsor: Multicultural Mosaic Foundation; Source: Apr 19, 2009)
  • Colarado State Attorney General John William Suthers with spouse Janet Suthers (Sponsor: West America Turkic Council; Source: Aug 5, 2011)
  • State Rep. Susan Ryden with spouse Edwin Jerome Ryden (Sponsor: West America Turkic Council; Source: Aug 5, 2011)

Delaware
  • 4 State Representatives, 1 State Senator; names unknown.  Date: Aug 2012? Sponsors: ATFA DE (American Turkish Friendship Association Delaware); MAFTAA (Mid Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations).  Source: MAFTAA website, post dated Aug 28, 2012.

Florida
  • Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford (Sponsor: Amity Turkish Cultural Center; Source: May 11, 2010)
  • State Representative Jennifer Carroll (Sponsor: Amity Turkish Cultural Center; Source: May 11, 2010)
  • State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed (Sponsor: Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians; May 2012, source)
Georgia

Dates unknown; before June 2013   Sponsor: Istanbul Center    (Source: June 7, 2013)
  • Thomas Brown, DeKalb County Sheriff
  • Congressman Hank Johnson
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan
  • Executives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development

Date: June 2013   Sponsor: Istanbul Center   (Source: June 26, 2013)
  • State Rep. John Daffendaugh (R)
  • State Rep. Tom Taylor (R)

Date: May 2013  Sponsor: Turquoise Council   Turkey + US-Azerbaijan Convention in Baku (Source: June 26, 2013)
  • State Rep. Ron Stephens (R)

Date: May 2013   Sponsor: Istanbul Center  (source)  Airfare, per diem paid by City of Savannah
  • Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson
  • Savannah Alderman Tom Bordeaux

State Senator Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga (Source: Jan 3, 2012)

Date: May 13-21, 2012
Sponsor: Istanbul Center (Dr. Mustafa Sahin, guide)
Source: Istanbul Center website
  • Senators Donzella James
  • Senator Gloria Butler
  • Senator Valencia Seay
  • Senator Horacena Tate
  • Senator Miriam Paris
  • Senator Nan Orrock
  • Representative Michele Henson

Date: unknown    Sponsors: The IDEA Society & Istanbul Center   Source: IDEA Society website
  • Athens Mayor Heidi Davison

Hawaii
Date: Nov 2013    Sponsor: Pacifica Institute   Source
  • State Sen. J. Kalani English + "legislative delegation."
Idaho

Date: September 2011
Sponsor: Pacifica Institute
Source: Idaho Statesman
  • Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill   R-District 27
  • Sen. John McGee  R-District 10
  • Sen. Diane Bilyeu   D-District 29
  • Sen. Lee Heider   R-District 24
  • Rep. Janice McGeachin
  • Sen. Curt McKenzie
  • Rep. Donna Pence
  • Sen. Joe Stegner
  • Sen. Michelle Stennett
  • Sen. John Tippetts

Date: Spring 2011
Sponsor: Pacifica Institute
Source: Idaho Statesman
  • Rep. Dennis Lake
  • Sen. Edgar Malepeai
  • Rep. John Rusche
Illinois
  • State Rep. Keith Farnham (D-Elgin), Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago), Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), representatives from the Chicago Department of Aviation.  Guide: Mevlut "Hilmi" Cinar of Niagara Foundation   Dates: Nov 2012  Source: Courier News, Dec 9, 2012
  • Several lawmakers including State Senator Bill Brady  (Date: 2008; Source Jun 16, 2009)
  • State Senator James Meeks (Source: Mar 21, 2012 blog entry)
  • State House Rep. Jack Franks (Source: Mar 21, 2012 blog entry)
  • State Senator Pamela Althoff (R) (source)
  • State Rep. Michael Madigan (D) (source)
Kentucky
  • 1 State Senator; name unknown.  Date: Aug 2012?  Sponsors: ATFA DE (American Turkish Friendship Association Delaware); MAFTAA (Mid Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations).  Source: MAFTAA website, post dated Aug 28, 2012.
Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden  (Sponsor: Atlas Foundation; Source: Apr 4, 2010)
Maine
Date: August 2013   Sponsors: Turkish Cultural Center of Maine, Council of Turkic American Associations
  • State Senator Roger Katz
  • State Rep. Karen Kusiak
  • State Rep. Dennis Lee Keschl

Date: summer 2012   Sponsor: Council of Turkic American Associations (CTAA)   Estimated trip value: $3300/person    Source: Kennebec Journal, Feb 17, 2013
  • State Senator Joseph Brannigan, D-Portland and spouse
  • State Representative Dennis Keschl, R-Belgrade and spouse
  • State Representative Jane Knapp, R-Gorham
Maryland

Date: Spring 2011
Sponsors: Maryland Turkish American Inhabitants (MARTI), Mid-Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations (MAFTAA)
Source: Baltimore Sun
  • Delegate Gail Bates
  • Maryland Secretary of State John P. McDonough
  • Five Maryland legislators (names unknown)
  • Senator James M. Robey
Michigan
Date: June 2013  Sponsor: Niagara Foundation  (source) Rochester Hills’ Mayor Bryan Barnett
Minnesota
  • State Senator Sandy Pappas (Summer 2010; Sponsor: Niagara Foundation; Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet)
  • State Representative Jerry Newton (Sponsor: Niagara Foundation)
Missouri
June 5 -16, 2008.  Sponsors: Institute of Interfaith Dialog, Raindrop Turkish House, Source: Raindrop Turkish House website.  Some attendees:
  • Senator Jolie Justus 
  • Prosecutor Beth Murano, Kansas City 
  • Kansas City Council Women Melba Curls 
  • Jackson County Legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz
Nebraska
  • State Senator Amanda McGill (read her testimonial in the Gulenist propaganda newspaper Today's Zaman, July 31, 2011)
  • State Senator Brenda Council (source: NFON website)
  • State Senator Tanya Cook (source: NFON website)

Nevada
  • Michael Poehlman, Reno Police Chief  (Sponsor/Organizer: Acacia Foundation; source, Acacia Foundation website, accessed Dec 8, 2013)
New Hampshire
  • State Representative Lenette Peterson (R) (source)
  • State Representative Wyman E Shuler III (source1, source2) and spouse.  May 22-June 1, 2012; Trip value: $9020.00; Sponsor: Council of Turkic American Associations (CTAA)
New Jersey
  • State Senator Loretta Weinberg (source: Aug 1, 2011)
  • Mayor of Borough of Closter Sophie Heymann (source)
New Mexico

Sponsor: Turquoise Council of Americans And Eurasians
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican, June 1, 2011

Date: Fall 2010
  • State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino
  • Senate President pro-tem Tim Jennings, D-Roswell,
  • State Senator George Muñoz, D-Gallup
  • others (names unknown)

Date: 2011 (first half of year)
  • State Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque 
  • Rep. Debbie Rodella, D-Española
  • other state legislators (names unknown)

Date: June 2011
  • State Senator Dede Feldman, D-Albuquerque
  • State Senator Cisco McSorley, D-Albuquerque

Date: unknown
  • State Senator Eric Griego, D-Albuquerque
New York
  • Honorable Assemblyman Kevin Cahill D-District 101("observations from his trips to Turkey;" Source: CTAA website)
  • Other state legislators; names unknown.  ("NY State Legislators made final presentations on their experiences from their recent trips to Turkey;" Source: CTAA website)
  • Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari (source: June 19, 2012) Date: prior to 2012.  Sponsor: Turkish Cultural Center Albany
North Carolina

Date: Oct 2011  Sponsor: Divan Center  (source1, source2)
  • House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)  Oct 2011
  • Rules Committee Chairman, Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland)
  • Rep. Chuck McGrady (R)
  • Rep. Mitch Gillespie (R-Marion)
  • 4 other NC House representatives, Republicans (names as yet unknown)
North Dakota

Date: June 2013    Sponsor: Turkish American Federation of the Midwest (source1, source2, source3)
  • Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks
  • Rep. Ben Hanson, D
  • Rep. Larry Klemin, R
  • Rep. Lois Delmore, D-Grand Forks
  • Sen. Phil Murphy, D-Portland
  • Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks
  • Sen. David O’Connell, D (and spouse)
Oklahoma

Date: July 2013 (inferred from article date)     Source: July 8, 2013
Sponsor: Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians (TCAE)
Gulenist contacts: Orhan Kucukosman,
Ersin Demirci
  • Rita Adell Aragon, Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs
  • State Rep. John Trebilcock (R)
  • State Rep. Tom Newell (R)  (name given as "Tomas Ray Newell" in article)
  • Senator Cliff Aldridge (with spouse Deeann Aldridge)
Exact dates unknown:
  • Chad Smith, Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation (Sponsor: Institute of Interfaith Dialog; Source: here)
  • State Senator Sean Burrage  D-District 2 (Sponsor: Institute of Interfaith Dialog; Source: here)
  • Senator Gary Stanislawski  R-District 35 (source)
Date: Dec 2008/Jan 2009.  Sponsor: Institute of Interfaith Dialog.    (source)
  • Secretary of State Susan Savage
  • Attorney General Drew Edmondson
  • Director, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control Darrell Weaver
  • Deputy Director, Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation Tom Jordan
Pennsylvania
  • State Senator Mike Brubaker (Sponsors: Turkish Cultural Center of Pennsylvania and Red Rose Intercultural and Educational Foundation; Guide Sait Onal; Source here)
South Carolina

Date: October 2011
Sponsor: South Carolina Dialogue Foundation and "unidentified sponsors in Turkey
Trip value: $7,047 per person
Source: Rick Brundrett, TheNerve.org, viewed here.

  • State Senator Creighton Coleman, D-Fairfield
  • State Senator Mike Fair, R-Greenville
  • State Senator Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg
  • State Senator John Land, D-Clarendon
  • State Senator Phil Leventis, D-Sumter
  • State Senator John Matthews, D-Orangeburg
  • State Senator Mike Rose, R-Dorchester
  • State Senator Vince Sheheen, D-Kershaw
Tennessee

Date: June 2013   Sponsor: Turkish American Chamber of Commerce  (source)
  • Memphis City councilman Myron Lowery
  • State Rep. Antonio Parkinson
  • other "Memphis leaders" (names as yet unknown)

Source: NewsChannel5, Nashville, Apr 29, 2013
Date: 2012
  • Rep. Harry Brooks (R) House Education Committee Chairman
  • Rep. Joe Armstrong D-Knoxville
  • Sen. Reginald Tate, D-Memphis
  • Rep. Josh Evans, R-Greenbrier
  • Rep. Gary Odom, D-Nashville

Accepted invitation to go on May 2013 trip:   (source1, source2)
Trip value: $4000 per person
Sponsor: Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians (providing funds) +
Turkish American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast (sending invitations)
Rep. Harry Brooks is "helping to coordinate" this trip
  • Rep. Mark White, R-Memphis
  • Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville
  • Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown
  • Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah
  • Rep. Roger Kane, R-Knoxville
  • Rep. Antonio Parkinson, D-Memphis
  • Rep. Joe Towns, D-Memphis
  • Rep. Johnnie Turner, D-Memphis
  • Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, R-Lancaster
  • Tennessee Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons 
  • Tennessee Assistant Safety Commissioner David Purkey
Texas
  • State Senator Rodney Ellis D-District 13 (source)
  • State Representative Alma Allen D-District 131 (source)
  • State Senator Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay (Sponsor: Turquoise Council; source)
  • Austin Mayor Will Wynn (source)
  • State Senator Leticia van de Putte
  • State Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, and his wife  (source)
  • Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, with 10 staff members (note: she is actually appointed by elected officials, not elected herself)  (source 1; source 2)
Virginia

Dates: Oct 25 - Nov 3, 2013
Sponsor: ATFA (American Turkish Friendship Association)
Source: Washington Post, Nov 17, 2013Adana, Turkey city website
Guides: Mahmut Yeter (MAFTAA) and Mustafa Akpinar (Pinnacle Academy principal) 
  • Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott K. York (R)
  • Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton
  • Prince William County Supervisor Martin E. Nohe (R-Coles)
  • Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille (D)
  • Purcellville Mayor Robert W. Lazaro Jr.
  • Mark Gibb, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Dates: May 16-23, 2013
Sponsor: ATFA (American Turkish Friendship Association)
  • Fairfax County Supervisor John Cook
  • Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust
  • Fairfax County Attorney David Bobzien
  • Fairfax County Deputy Executive David Rohrer

Date: May 4-13, 2012
Sponsor: American Turkish Friendship Association
Sources: May 5, 2012; Virginia Public Access Project; ATFA website
  • Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon S. Bulova (D) with husband Lou DeFalaise
  • Senator Richard L Saslaw (D-Fairfax)  (Value: $3700)
  • Eleanor Saslaw, Former President, Virginia Board of Education
  • Senator Barbara Ann Favola (D-Arlington)  (Value: $3700)
  • Delegate Robert H. Brink (D-Arlington)   (Value: $1850)

Date: 2012
Sponsor: American Turkish Friendship Association
Source: Virginia Public Access Project
  • State Senator Henry L Marsh, III (D)   $4,875  
  • State Senator Frank W Wagner (R)   $3,700
  • Delegate Riley E Ingram (R)    $1,850
  • Delegate James P Massie, III (R)   $1,850
  • Delegate Joseph D Morrissey (D)   $1,800    

Date: unknown
Sponsor: American Turkish Friendship Association
Source:  Feb 23, 2012
  • City of Fairfax Police Department Chief Rick Rappoport

Date: 2011
Sponsor: American Turkish Friendship Association
  • Delegate David L Bulova (D) + spouse    Value: $3,000
  • Delegate David Lawrence Englin (D)  Value: $2,500
  • State Senator David W Marsden (D)    Value: $1,650

Date: 2010
Sponsor: American Turkish Friendship Association ("The organization spent more than $36,000 to take state officials on trips during the year, making it the largest donor of 2010." - Sun Gazette, Feb 7, 2011)
Trip value: $5000 (per person)
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch; Sun Gazette
  • Sen. Janet D. Howell (D) with spouse
  • Del. Kenneth R. Plum (D)
  • Del. James M. Scott (D)
  • Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-31st) with spouse Tom
  • State Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-30th)
  • Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th)  (declared value $2,500)
  • Delegate Betsy Brooks Carr (D) (declared value $2,500)
  • Delegate Mark D Sickles (D)   (declared value $2,500)
  • State Senator Patricia S Ticer (D)   (declared value $2,500)
  • State Senator John C Watkins (R)    (declared value $2,500)
  • Delegate Vivian E Watts (D)     (declared value $2,500)
  • State Senator J Chapman Petersen (D)  (declared value $1,650)
Washington
  • State Senator Pam Roach  (source: June 25, 2013)  "Host": Turkish American Chamber of Commerce; Sponsor: Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians; Value: $4,000 (included Azerbaijan)
West Virginia
  • Delegate John Ellem, R-Wood (source) June 2012; Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations (MAFTAA)
  • Delegate Ron Walters; Sponsor: MAFTAA (source)
Wyoming
Date: July/Aug 2011   Sponsor: West America Turkic Council    Source: Aug 5, 2011
  • State Rep. Thomas Edwin Lubnau with wife Rita Joe Lubnau
  • State Sen. Fred Emerich (Fred McKay Emerich) with wife Prof. Dr. Keren Ann Meister-Emerich
  • State Sen. John James Hines


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The relation between the Gulen Movement
and Turkey's ruling AKP Party


Page created July 2010; last updated Dec 3, 2013

Both Turkey's ruling AKP Party and Fethullah Gulen's movement have Islamist roots.  Many researchers have noted the close ties between them.  While recently, they appear to be engaged in a power struggle (having eliminated all other contenders for control of Turkey, naturally in the end they would have to turn on each other) this does not alter the fact that for a number of years there has been a very close partnership between them.  Despite extensive news coverage in Nov-Dec 2013 of a struggle between them centering on a threatened closure of the Gulen Movement's private "prep" schools (a major source of revenue for the Movement), it is still not clear that this partnership, which has been partly strategic but also partly rooted in commonalities of outlook and goals, is over. Only time will tell.

A sampling of evidence of these close ties is reviewed here.


In a 2007 report entitled "AKP Forming Closer Links with the Gulen Movement" (Eurasia Daily Monitor Vol 4 Issue 217) available on the Jamestown Foundation website,
http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=33187
Gareth Jenkins noted that "Reports in the Turkish press that the state-owned carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) had co-sponsored a conference in Istanbul on October 21-23, organized by the followers of exiled Islamist preacher Fettullah Gulen, have highlighted the increasingly close ties between the once-persecuted movement and Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) (Vatan, Hurriyet, November 20)."

The following excerpts are taken from Ahmet T. Kuru's paper "Changing Perspectives on Islamism and Secularism in Turkey: The Gulen Movement and the AK Party,"which appeared in the proceedings of a Gulenist conference "Muslim World in Transition", pp. 140-51.  This paper is available on Fethullah Gulen's website
http://en.fgulen.com/conference-papers/contributions-of-the-gulen-movement/2449-changing-perspectives-on-islam-and-secularism-in-turkey-the-ak-party-and-the-gulen-movement.html
"I argue that the AKP leaders' interaction with the Gulen movement, in this regard, played an important role in the formation of the party's new perspective toward secularism."

"The Gulen Movement and the AK Party: Protecting Democracy: The Gülen movement had close relations with Turgut Özal in the early 1990s and Bülent Ecevit in the late 1990s. Yet it has avoided explicitly supporting one single party at the expense of others. Recently, the movement largely dropped its neutrality principle and supported the AK Party in the national elections of July 22, 2007."

"Throughout this transformation, the AK Party leaders have been in direct interaction with the Gulen movement. The movement's media outlets and Abant meetings played important roles in this interaction. The movement and the party have also many other overlapping: they address to a similar set of conservative businesspeople (generally called Anatolian Tigers), several party members send their children to movement's schools, and several movement sympathizers politically support the party

Gulenist organizations such as the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians in Texas, and the Istanbul Center in Atlanta, invite Turkish politicians to some of their events.  It is noteworthy that these parliament members and other political figures inevitably belong to the AKP (Justice and Development) Party.

For example, in October 2008, the Istanbul Center organized a “Year of Turkey.”  On the Istanbul Center website, a description is given of a trip to Turkey made by the Director of the Istanbul Center, Tarik Celik, to discuss the “Year of Turkey” with various political figures. 
http://www.istanbulcenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=91:tarik-celik-enrolls-turkish-officials&catid=46:visits-and-gatherings&Itemid=69
All the politicians named in this article as ones that Celik met with are members of the AKP.  This includes Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan;  Members of Parliament Saadettin Aydin, Mehmet Emin Ekmen, Abdurrahman Kurt, Yahya Akman, Mehmet Sahin, Gonul Sahkulubey; AKP Vice Presidents Fatma Akgun and Huseyin Tanriverdi, and the Mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas.  Even considering that the AKP is the current ruling party, it is difficult to believe that this is mere coincidence.

Here are two accounts of the opening reception for a new umbrella Gulenist lobbying organization, both mentioning only AKP party members attending:
Website of Turkish American Society of Ohio (Gulenist organization):
http://www.tasocleveland.org/?p=816
Today's Zaman, Turkish propagandist newspaper run by Gulen Movement;
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-210184-assembly-of-turkic-american-federations-gala-draws-huge-crowd.html
“The Turkish Parliament was represented by ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputies Vahit Kirişçi, Mehmet Şahin, Mustafa Ataş, Mehmet Ceylan, İbrahim Hasgür, Alev Dedegil, Hacı Hasan Sönmez and Mehmet Çerçi.”
Note added Dec 4, 2013: the following two webpages from Gulenist websites, when accessed in July 2010, also showed this list of AKP members; the list has been removed from the first page, and the second link is now broken.  We believe this is not coincidence, as when this page was first published in July 2010, these links were the ones referenced.
http://www.fethullah-gulen.org/news/atafopenningreception.html
http://raindropturkevi.org/raindrop-news-main-page/assembly-of-turkic-american-federations-gala-draws-huge.html


On this webpage from the Turquoise Council for Americans and Eurasians (a Gulenist organization), describing a Turkish-Arkansas “Friendship” event:
http://www.turquoisecouncil.org/newsmedia/pressrelease/8
every single representative from Turkey participating is from the AKP party.

Here is another webpage from the Turquoise Council, which as a non-profit tax-exempt organization is not supposed to have a political agenda.  It describes a meeting on democratization of Turkey, attended by, among others, Graham Fuller:
http://www.turquoisecouncil.org/newsmedia/inpress/2
Note added Dec 4, 2012: The above link worked in July 2010, but this webpage has since been taken down from the Turquoise Council website.  However, the article still appears at the Today's Zaman website:
http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action;jsessionid=6528E936FB471DE66E5CB80A1ADA3E2C?newsId=202801
One speaker, Transatlantic Academy fellow Joshua W. Walker, said: ”Regarding the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Walker termed them “parties that say no,” a reference to the way the two react to change. “Where do we look for stability?” he asked. “The only place there is stability is the AKP [the governing Justice and Development Party].”

The complete absence of any representative from another political party at these Gulenist events is further strong evidence pointing to the Gulen-AKP connection.


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Name symbolism in the Gulen Movement


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Journalists have remarked on the naming patterns used by the Fethullah Gulen Movement:

Suzy Hanson,"The Global Imam," The New Republic, Nov 2010:
"Such schools—many with fuzzy-happy names like Harmony, Magnolia, Pinnacle, and Amity—are only part of the cornucopia of cultural offerings that the movement has brought to the United States."

Greg Toppo, USA Today, Aug 17, 2010:
"They have generic, forward-sounding names like Horizon Science Academy, Pioneer Charter School of Science and Beehive Science & Technology Academy."

Jane's, in a report entitled "Gulen movement: Turkey's third power," noted that "galactic, cosmic and temporal names are tell-tale signs of FGC [Fethullah Gulen Community] institutions." However, this does not account for all the naming patterns used in the Movement.

The following is an attempt to identify patterns and symbolism in Gulenist names; this is an evolving effort that will require further refinement.  It should also be kept in mind that it is not possible to observe the Gulen Movement without perturbing it.  No sooner are these motifs noted publicly, than the Gulen Movement will in all likelihood adopt new ones.  Mutation is one of the Gulen Movement's most-favored defense methods as it seeks to conceal and confuse.


Heaven/Galaxy Theme
Cosmos, Cosmicus, Sema, Sky, Space, Star, Constellation, Galaxy, Zodiac, Universe

  • Cosmos Foundation, Texas
  • Cosmicus Stichting (Foundation), Netherlands
  • Sema Education and Health Development, Inc (NY corporation)  (sema = sky, heaven in Turkish)
  • Sema Hastanesi (Hospital), Turkey
  • Sema Foundation, Arizona
  • Sema Foundation (Fondacioni Sema) Albania
  • Sky Foundation, Oklahoma
  • Feza Media Group, Turkey (feza = space in Turkish)
  • Feza Schools, Tanzania
  • Feza Foundation, Australia
  • Fezalar Educational Institution, Iraq
  • Samanyolu TV (samanyolu = Milky Way galaxy in Turkish)
  • Milkyway Education Center, New Jersey
  • International Burch University, Bosnia-Herzegovina  (burch / burç = constellation in Turkish)
  • Burç Intercultural Centre, Calgary, Canada
  • Burç FM, radio station, Turkey
  • Burc College, South Australia  
  • Galaxy International School, Ghana
  • Burç Eğitim Kültür ve Sağlık Vakfı (Galaxy/Zodiac Education, Culture and Health Foundation) Turkey
  • Eastern Star Bilingual School, Laos
  • Star College, Durban, South Africa
  • Star International Primary and High School, Capetown, South Africa
  • Stars Middle School, Florida
  • Cihan News Agency = Cihan Haber Ajansı  (cihan = universe)

In her book "When Religion Meets New Media," Heidi Campbell gives insight into the significance of the galaxy theme to Gulenists: "Indeed, the very name of the channel, 'Samanyolu,' points to this religious sentiment and motivation, as it means 'the Milky Way,' which refers to a saying of the Prophet Muhammad who said, 'My followers are like stars in the Milky Way.  Whoever obeys them he/she finds the right way.' "

Sufism: Whirling Dervish Theme
Sema, Sama

It's unclear whether "sema" falls primarily under the Heaven theme or the Whirling Dervish theme, or perhaps both.
  • Sama Primary and High School, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sama Boys School, Midrand, South Africa
  • Sema Education and Health Development, Inc (NY corporation) 
  • Sema Hastanesi (Hospital), Turkey
  • Sema Foundation, Arizona
  • Sema Foundation (Fondacioni Sema) Albania

Sufism: Light Theme
Light, Ishik, Shafak (Dawn), Nur/Noor
  • Ishik College, Iraq  (işik / ishik = light in Turkish)
  • Işik / Isik College, Melbourne, Australia
  • Isik College (Light Academy) Kenya
  • Şule College, Australia  (School website says "The word Sule is a Turkish word meaning The Light or Illumination."  Standard Turkish dictionaries, however, give the definition of "şule" as "flame.")
  • Liberian-Turkish Light International School
  • Ishik Medical and Education Foundation, Tanzania
  • Language and Computer Center “Shafak”, Dushanbe, Tajikistan  (şafak / shafak = dawn)
  • Groupe Scolaire Şafak – École Ivoiro-Turque, Ivory Coast
  • Şafak (Shafak) Turkish School, Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Université Lumière de Bujumbura / Light University of Bujumbura, Burundi
  • Lucerna College, Belgium
  • Lumina Educational Institutions, Romania
  • Nur International (Texas corporation)
  • The Infinite Light (Gulenist religious website)  www.infinitelight.org

Rumi Theme
  • Cornell Rumi Society, NY
  • Divan Cultural Center, North Carolina (The Divan is a poem collection by Rumi)
  • Mevlana Rumi Mosque and Dialogue Centre, United Kingdom
  • Rumi Forum, Washington DC
  • Rumi Forum am Rhein e.V. , Germany
  • Rumi Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio

Water Theme
Fountains, Raindrops, Rainbows, Waterfalls, Nile, Niagara

The following is a conjecture as to the symbolic significance of this theme: each Gulenist is a raindrop, not very powerful by itself.  But when Gulenists work together, they form powerful waterfalls (Niagara) and powerful rivers (the Nile), and perhaps also fountains (probably having spiritual significance).  The basis for this conjecture is, firstly, the motto of the Raindrop school in Mexico, "Because rain always starts with a small drop."  Secondly, on the Rumi Forum website, the following quote of Gulen himself is cited: "Just as rain pours to of slowly gathering clouds and water wells up from underground, so too will the 'flowers' of this new generation one day appear among us."  In November 2011, Faruk Taban, head of the umbrella Gulen Movement organization Turkic American Alliance, in an interview with the Gulenist publication Aksiyon, expressed his goal as “yağmur damlalarını çölde buharlaşmadan bir gölde toplamak” (collecting raindrops that are evaporating in the desert into a lake).  This followed a mention of the Turkish community in the US numbering only around 300,000 (much less than several other ethnic/immigrant groups - "it cannot be spoken of as a serious center of power," the article stated); it was thus clear that the term "raindrops" referred to individual Turkish immigrants.  Further, the names Nile and Niagara appear in locations where they have no geographical connection.  Niagara is used in the Midwest US, far from Niagara Falls in New York state.  The Nile/Nil name is used in Toronto, Florida, New Jersey, Denmark, Nigeria and Somalia (although the Nile does not flow through the latter two countries). 

An alternate explanation is offered by Marsha Hermansen in her paper "The Cultivation of Memory in the Gulen Community." She writes that the use of water as symbolism is related to purity, and that the use of river names, and not lakes, is related to "dynamism and constant action." 

  • Rain Drop Foundation, TX
  • Raindrop Turkish House  (chain of Gulenist centers in south-central states)
  • Colegio de Excelencia Raindrop  (School Motto: "Because rain always starts with a small drop." In Spanish: “Porque la lluvia siempre comienza con una pequeña gota”)
  • Rainbow International School, South Korea
  • Regenbogen Privatschule, Germany (Regenbogen=rainbow)  
  • Kaynak Publishing   (kaynak = fountain in Turkish)
  • Kaynak Education & Medical Services PLC, Ethiopia
  • Fountain International School, Philippines
  • Fountain Educational Trust, South Africa
  • Fountain Magazine
  • Şelale (Shelale) Education, Tajikistan  (şelale / shelale = waterfall in Turkish)  http://www.shelale.org/
  • Fundacion Catarata de la Amistad y Educacion Chileno y Turca, Chile (catarata = large waterfall in Spanish)
  • Resha School, a proposed school in Australia  (in a newspaper article on this attempted school, resha was said to mean "raindrops" in Turkish, yet this word doesn't appear in standard Turkish dictionaries; it may be Ottoman Turkish but this has not been confirmed yet)  http://qecf.org.au/index.php/educational-activities/resha-college
  • Damla College, Perth, Australia  (damla = drop in Turkish)
  • Damla Foundation, British Columbia
  • Nile Foundation, Florida  
  • Nile Language School, NJ   
  • Nil Academy, Toronto, Canada   (Nil = Nile) 
  • Nilen Privatskole, Denmark
  • Anadolu Nil Dersanesi, Turkey
  • Nil Yayınları, Turkey (publishing house for Fethullah Gulen's books)


Flower Theme

The popularity of tulip names in the Gulen Movement almost certainly derives from the Tulip Period of the Ottoman Empire.  Exactly how other flowers fit in with Gulenist ideology is unclear, although it may relate to Ottoman art forms.  The calligraphic "tughra" symbol included floral motifs, and the Turkish tiles of Iznik, among the highlights of Ottoman art, often featured roses and tulips (cf. Wall Street Journal Dec 27, 2011).  Both the tulip and rose have a special significance for Islam due to the form these words take when written in Arabic.  Tulip symbols adorn the webpage backgrounds of the chain of Turkish Cultural Centers in the northeastern states. 

Several quotes of Gulen invoke flowers, such as, for example, the above-mentioned one from the Rumi Forum website: "Just as rain pours to of slowly gathering clouds and water wells up from underground, so too will the 'flowers' of this new generation one day appear among us."  A webpage on Fethullah Gulen's website about a book of his entitled "Towards the Lost Paradise" says "The flowery language of M. Fethullah Gulen will at times take you through a different world, the happy world of the future, where 'flowers' sway on 'sloping hills' and birds sing of spring everywhere, and you will come to know how it can be possible to find such a world."  The Karachi branch of the PakTurk schools in Pakistan has the following text on its website "PakTurk International Schools & Colleges ... in seven cities and in all four provinces ... blooming just like spring flowers ..."

  • Lale Youth International School, Maldives   (lale = tulip in Turkish)  http://www.laleyouth.com/
  • Witte Tulp Stichting
  • Tulip Cleaning, Texas corporation
  • Tulip Building, Texas corporation   http://www.tulipbuilding.com/
  • Magnolia Education and Research Foundation, CA   
  • Manolya Özel Eğitim Kurumlari, Turkey (Magnolia Private Education Foundation; manolya = magnolia in Turkish)
  • Daisy Education Corporation, Arizona
  • Daisy Early Learning Center, Arizona
  • Papatya Anaokulu, Turkey (Daisy Kindergarten, papatya = daisy in Turkish)
  • Nilüfer Girls' College, Erbil, Iraq   (nilüfer = water-lily or lotus in Turkish)
  • Lotus School for Excellence, Colorado
  • Lotus Media Productions, web and media company in New Jersey
  • Basisschool Witte Tulp (White Tulip Elementary School) Netherlands
  • Stichting Witte Tulp (White Tulip Foundation) Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Zambak Publishing, Turkey   (zambak = lily)
  • Iris Education Foundation, Knoxville TN
  • Red Rose Foundation, Pennsylvania
  • Rosebud Primary School, Hong Kong
  • Rosegarden Turkish American Cultural Center, Oregon
  • Gulistan Education Center, Kosovo  (gulistan = rose garden)
  • Bluebonnet Learning Center, Texas
  • Azalea Foundation (former name of Peace Valley Foundation, Alabama)
  • Orchidea Iskola, Hungary

The Persian poet Rumi, who has great significance for the Gulen Movement, refers to roses and rose gardens in some poems. One example: "Can you find another market like this?  Where, with your one rose you can buy hundreds of rose gardens?"
It is unclear whether this has any significance, but we note in passing that the last name of Turkish President Abdullah Gul (written as "Gül" in Turkish) who is widely believed to be close to the Gulen Movement if not actually a member, means "rose."


Spanning-the-globe theme
Horizon, Ufuk, Meridian, New Dimension, Atlantic, Pacific

A chronology of Gulen's life given on one of his websites states that "13.08.1995, Fethullah Gülen gave an interview to Mr. Eyup Can of newspaper, Zaman, mainly about his own 'Horizon Tour'"  This interview later evolved into a published book: Can, Eyüp (1996) Fethullah Gülen Hocaefendi ile Ufuk Turu (A Tour of the Horizon with Fethullah Gulen) Istanbul: Milliyet Yayınları

Marcia Hermansen's paper also talks about "a vantage point at which Gulen received inspiration for future projects, "'seeing' them on the horizons from the terrace of the fifth floor."

  • Ufuk Dialogue Foundation   (ufuk = horizon in Turkish)
  • L'ecole Internationale Ufuk, Benin, Africa
  • Horizon Science Academy chain, Ohio
  • College Horizon International, Burkina Faso
  • Horizon Educational Trust, South Africa
  • Horizont Bildungszentrum, Essen, Germany
  • Horizon Japan International School 
  • Liceul Teoretic Orizont, Moldova (orizont = horizon)
  • Horizon Turkish Expatriate School, Malaysia
  • Horizon Education Centre, Calgary, Alberta
  • Shoqata Qendra Kulturore Horizontet e Reja, Albania 
  • Meridian Course Center, a.k.a. Meridian Foreign Language and Training Courses Center (Qendër Kursesh Meridian) Albania
  • Meridian International School, Czech Republic
  • Riga International Meridian School, Latvia
  • VIMS- International Meridian School, Lithuania
  • Meridian International Schools, Poland
  • Meridian International School, Ukraine
  • London Meridian College, United Kingdom
  • Atlantic Wind Production, web development company in Georgia
  • Atlantic International School, Russia
  • Pacifica Institute, California and other western states
  • New Dimension Education Foundation, Inc, Texas


Better-World Theme
Harmony, Accord, Grace, Tolerance, Amity, Hope, Friendship, Empathy, Peace

  • Harmony Public Schools, Texas
  • Accord Institute for Education Research, California
  • Amity Turkish Cultural Center, Florida
  • Brooklyn Amity School, NY
  • Long Island Amity School, NY
  • Amity Turkish Cultural Center, Florida
  • International Turkish Hope School, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Drujba Schools, Bulgaria (drujba = friendship)
  • Ulaanbaatar Empathy-Yurtunts Co., Ltd. Mongolia
  • Filipino Turkish Tolerance School, Philippines  
  • Tolerance Foundation, Calilfornia
  • Peace Valley Foundation, Alabama
  • Peace Islands Institute, New Jersey
  • Colégio Esperança Internacional (Hope International College) Angola
  • Grace Institute for Educational Research and Resources, Inc., Atlanta

Strength & Superiority Theme
Pinnacle, Elite, Pioneer, Phoenix, Hercules

  • Pinnacle Academy, Virginia
  • Pinnacle School Model of WEDUF (Washington Education Foundation)
  • Zirve University, Turkey  (zirve = pinnacle)
  • Pioneer Academy of Science, New Jersey
  • Pioneer Charter School of Science, Massachusetts
  • Phoenix-Realgymnasium, Austria
  • Bildungszentrum Elite, Switzerland
  • Ulaanbaatar Elite International School, Mongolia 
  • Harmony School of Advancement, Texas
  • Harmony School of Excellence, Texas
  • Harmony School of Ingenuity, Texas
  • Albuquerque School of Excellence, New Mexico
  • www.herkul.org  (website that Gulen posts messages on)
  • Hercules College / Colegio Hercules, Argentina
  • Atlas Texas Construction and Trading, Texas

Wisdom & Scholarship Theme
Wisdom, Learnium, Concept, Scholars

  • Wisdom School, United Kingdom
  • Sebat Education Foundation (şebat / sebat = perseverance, steadfastness in Turkish)
  • Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania charter school
  • LISA Academy = Little Scholars of Arkansas
  • Learnium Schools, India, Sri Lanka
  • Concept Schools, Illinois

Ottoman/Turkish Hero Theme
Ottoman Heroes, Literary Figures, Famous Turkish Patriots

  • Yavuz Selim College, Senegal  (A Nov 25, 2011 article in the prominent Turkish newspaper Hurriyet described Yavuz Selim as "the Ottoman sultan who led large-scale massacres of Alevi tribes in the 16th century.")
  • Hasan Riza Pasha College, Albania  (named for Ottoman army general)
  • Mehmet Akif College, Kosovo (presumably named for Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Turkish patriot who wrote Turkish national anthem)
  • Private Yahya Kemal College high schools, Skopje  (presumably named for Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, famous Turkish poet)
  • Ertuğrul Gazi Eğitim Öğretim AŞ, corporation in Turkey (named for Ertuğrul Gazi, father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire)
  • Fatih College, high school in Turkey (fatih = conqueror; probably refers to Fatih Sultan Mehmet "The Conqueror")
  • Fatih University, Turkey
  • Tughra Books, publishing company in NJ (tughra = seal with calligraphy used by Ottoman sultans)
  • Meliksah University (Melikşah Universitesi) Turkey (probably named for the Selcuk Sultan Malik-Shah I, son of Alp Arslan)

Gulen's inner circle, people who helped found Gulen schools, etc

  • Özel Meram Abdullah Aymaz İlköğretim Okulu, Turkey (named for Abdullah Aymaz; high-ranking Gulenist and Zaman journalist)
  • Hacı Kemal Tacik-Türk Lisesi, Tajikistan  (Hacı Kemal Erimez, a.k.a. Hacı Ata, Haji Kemal, is mentioned in this article in Fountain Magazine written by the wife of a founder of Fulton Science Academy Middle School, a Gulen charter school in Georgia.  He is depicted as a hero who risked his life for Gulen schools in Tajikistan.)
  • Private Demirel College, Georgia (the country) (named for Suleyman Demirel, Turkish prime minister who promoted founding of Turkish schools abroad)
  • Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan 
  • Private Turgut Ozal Turkish-Turkmen High School, Turkmenistan, now closed  (named for Turgut Özal, Turkish Prime Minister who extensively promoted founding of Turkish schools abroad)
  • Coral Academy of Science (Nevada)  (It is conjectured that this may be for Faruk Mercan, Gulen's biographer; mercan = coral in Turkish.)
  • Coral College (United Kingdom)

Zaman, Çağ - Time/Era/Epoch Theme

Some say that the name Zaman was chosen because it is "namaz" (prayer) spelled backwards.  The word "zaman" means "time" or "era, epoch, period" in Turkish. 
  • Zaman newspaper
  • Today's Zaman
  • Sunday's Zaman
  • Zaman University, Cambodia
  • Zaman International School and Zaman Primary School, Cambodia

Time International School, Malaysia

Epoka University, Albania   ("epoka" = era in Albanian)

The Turkish word "Çağ" also means time, era, epoch or period, and is used in several Asian countries:
  • Pak-Türk Çağ Eğitim Kurumları a.k.a. Pak Turk International Cag Educational Foundation, ICEF (Pakistan)
  • Çağ Öğretim İşletmeleri  (Azerbaijan)
  • Kirkuk Çağ College (Iraq)
  • Afgan - Türk Çağ Eğitim Kurumları  (Afghanistan)
  • Çağ Öğretim İşletmeleri A.Ş.  (Turkey)


Willow (=söğüt in Turkish)

The significance of this name is still being investigated.
  • École Sogut, Montreal, Canada
  • Willow International School, Mozambique
  • Willow Education, California (charter holder of Bay Area Technology School)

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Names that are not symbolic

While Gulenists make extensive use of symbolic names, they also employ names that blend in with the ambiance, such as Beehive in Utah, Fulton in Fulton County Georgia, Bergen and Passaic in New Jersey, Sonoran in Arizona, and Sierra in Nevada.

Finally, some Gulenist names are chosen for their ambiguity.  They are very similar to existing non-Gulenist  institutions; this is likely a deliberate tactic to either confuse critics or to create a sort of camouflage.  Example: North American College in Texas, which is also the name of a Catholic institution.


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MSNBC Turkish affiliate news article on Ankara University professor's findings of a Gulen-CIA connection



The following news article from December 2001 is from the Turkish affiliate of MSNBC, NTV-MSNBC; an English translation is provided here.  Click here to view the original archived article on the NTV-MSNBC website.  Dr. Necip Hablemitoglu, a professor of history at Ankara University, was assassinated in 2002; the case has still not been solved.


The Hablemitoğlu-Fethullah Gülen case

Dr. Necip Hablemitoğlu had also studied the Fethullah Gülen Community.

19 December— In these studies, he claimed that  Fethullah Gülen was used by American Intelligence Gathering Network CIA.


The names of Ankara University faculty member Necip Hablemitoglu and  Fethullah Gulen came together in the newspaper headlines on 4 January 2001. All the news that came out on that day focused on the same spot. In the news, the question was asked, “Is Fethullah Gulen a CIA agent?”

DGM [state security court] prosecutor Nuh Mete Yuksel, on 4 January 2001, moreover put further evidence to the Ankara No. 2 DM Court where the Fethullah Gulen trial was taking place. Yuksel’s claim was that “there is a link between Gulen and the American Secret Service, CIA.”

When Nuh Mete Yuksel’s was asked what the basis of his claim was, Yuksel said that it was taken from the report entitled “Operation Agents – Infiltration Spies and Fethullah-ists” written by Necip Hablemitoglu, employed as an Ankara University faculty member.

In the report, it is claimed that Fethullah Gulen, referred to as “Hocaefendi” [also written "Hodja Efendi," and translated variously as "Master Teacher," "Revered Teacher," or "Master Lord"] voluntarily worked as an agent for the CIA and lived under the protection of the FBI in the state of Pennsylvania, on a private estate designed for him, and the style hardened from time to time.

DGM Prosecutor Nuh Mete Yuksel, thus went to the Ankara No. 2 DGM with these additional documents. Hablemitoglu answered journalists’ questions about the trial thus:

“I ascertained the relationship between Gulen and the USA and CIA in the research I carried out in the United States. The greater part of what I detected is also known by the state’s intelligence units.”

HABLEMITOGLU'S REPORT:

  • The model the US puts forward of sects [or cults] worldwide applies to our country’s Fethullah-ists. There is no-one in Turkey or the world who does not know that the US is the external support of the sect that is the biggest threat to our secular republic.
  • Hocaefendi lives on a private estate in the state of Pennsylvania that is thronged with people and with a doctor on hand 24 hours a day. Following contacts with CIA personnel and the State Governor, it is understood, among other things, that the community has also opened a school within the state’s boundaries.
  • The US embassy and consulates solve all the visa problems of those visiting the Hocaefendi people – issuing ten-year visas.
  • According to personal statements from his supporters, Hocaefendi until recently was an agent for the Turkish state’s intelligence organizations.  After the development of the link with the CIA, the status of this kind of information service continued for some time. Consequently, until the Turkish Armed Forces and MIT [the National Intelligence Network of Turkey] noticed this irregular relationship, public opinion continued to see them as being a symbol of peace.
  • According to the Fethullah-ists, as one day Khomeini returned to Iran, the Hocaefendi people will also return in glory and sit in Cankaya [the Turkish President’s residence in Ankara].



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These websites are managed by the Gulen Movement.  We believe that these websites are not accurate sources of information on Gulen, the Gulen Movement and the Gulen charter schools in the US.  New domain names are continually added to these lists, which are not complete.

Websites with domains containing names "Gulen" or "Fethullah":

www.chicagogulenconference.org
en.fgulen.com
es.fgulen.com     Gulen in Spanish
www.fethullah-gulen.org
www.fethullah-gulen.net
www.fethullahgulen.org
fethullahgulen.biz
fethullahgulen.com
fethullahgulen.org
fethullahgulenforum.wordpress.com
fethullahgulenmovement.com
fethullahgulenmovement.mobi
fethullahgulenmovement.net
fethullahgulenmovement.org
www.fethullahgulenforum.org
fethullahgulenschools.info
fethullahhoca.blogcu.com
fethullahgulenhocaefendi.info
mfethullahgulen.org
www.fethullahgulenconference.org
www.fethullahgulenchair.com
www.fethullahgulenforum.org/
www.fethullahgulenhasreti.com/
fgulen.az   Azerbaijan
fgulen.biz
www.fgulen.cc
fgulen.com
fgulen.net
fgulen.org
www.Gulen101.org
gulen4peace.blogspot.com
gulenandcharterschools.blogspot.com
gulenbooks.com
gulencharterschools.blogspot.com
www.gulencharterschoolsmyth.com
gulenconference.net
gulenconference.nl
gulenideas.blogspot.com
www.guleninstitute.org    Gulen Institute  
gulenkimdir12.blogspot.com
gulenmovement.com
gulenmovement.net
gulenmovement.org
gulennews.wordpress.com
gulenschools.org
www.gulenindialogue.com
gulenideas.blogspot.com
gulenmovementforabetterworld.blogspot.com
gulensymposium.org
gulen-videos.blogspot.com
www.gulenyouthplatform.org
mfethullahgulen.biz
mfethullahgulen.com
mfethullahgulen.info
mfethullahgulen.net
m-fgulen.biz
m-fgulen.com
m-fgulen.info
m-fgulen.net
m-fgulen.org
tr.fgulen.com
www.whatisgulenmovement.com
whoisgulen.com


Websites where affiliation with Gulen may not be clearly displayed

  • 2012globalconnectionswinnerstrip.blogspot.com  (travel blog for winners of Istanbul Center Art and Essay Contest)
  • abantplatform.org     Abant Platform
  • www.accordeducation.org    Accord Institute for Education Research
  • admintraining2012.sched.org     Harmony Public Schools
  • aesny.org
  • afsv.org    Alliance for Shared Values
  • www.ajustworldconference.org
  • www.akademiantakya.org      AKADIM
  • www.aksiyon.com.tr
  • www.amityschool.org    Brooklyn Amity School NY
  • www.anatolianfestival.org    Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival, California
  • www.anatolia.org.uk    Anatolia Cultural and Educational Society
  • antstores.com
  • appleeducational services.org
  • arastirmamerkezi.org
  • artessay.org    Istanbul Center Art and Essay Contest
  • asringetirdigitereddutler.com
  • asringetirdigitereddutler.net
  • www.asianpa.net   (inactive journal based at Fatih University)
  • www.athought.info
  • aktl.kz    Kazakh-Turks schools
  • atfa.us   American Turkish Friendship Assocation
  • www.avrupaturkiszirvesi.com
  • www.bakiad.org.tr    BAKIAD
  • www.baran.org.pe    Language Institute in Peru
  • bascs.org   Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School
  • baycc.org    Bay Area Cultural Connections, California
  • baymantr.com
  • bbible.org
  • www.berkdersanesi.com    Berk tutoring centers, Turkey
  • bosnasema.ba
  • www.bosphoreacademie.com
  • buffaloascs.blogspot.com   Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School
  • www.burcfm.com.tr
  • www.burctaltcenter.com  (Amman, Jordan)
  • www.burccollege.sa.edu.au    Burc College, South Australia
  • butiad.org
  • cagvenesil.com
  • cagvenesil.net
  • www.chicagogulenconference.org
  • www.chicagoice.org
  • cihanmedya.com
  • cihanvideo.net
  • www.cosmicus.nl
  • cosmostx.org   Cosmos Foundation, Texas, now redirects to harmonytx.org
  • creationorwhat.org
  • www.dabelarus.by
  • www.daplatform.com
  • www.da.com.tr
  • daplatform.org
  • www.daplatform.ru
  • datifed.dk
  • www.dertlisineler.org
  • dialogin.dk     Dialog Forum, Denmark
  • www.dialogs.fi     Finland Dialog Association
  • www.dialoguesociety.org
  • www.dialoogacademie.nl
  • dilset.com
  • dislam.org    Discover Islam
  • www.dis.tj    Dushanbe International School, Tajikistan
  • www.divancenter.org    Divan Center, North Carolina
  • www.diyalog.nl
  • diyalogavrasya.blogspot.com
  • www.diyalogsitesi.com
  • www.diyalogunmeyveleri.com
  • www.doesef.org     DOESEF competition
  • www.drujba.org      Drujba schools, Bulgaria
  • www.ebru.tv
  • www.ebruconferences.com/
  • www.ebrumagazine.com/
  • egetemizlik.com.tr
  • egetoprak.com
  • www.egitim.com.ua    Ukraine
  • www.eksi10.tv
  • elitfuelpower.com
  • elmasyazilim.com
  • empathy.mn    Mongolia
  • eseeds.org
  • etlife.org    Extraterrestrial Life
  • eurozaman.com
  • everythingturkish.com.au    Australia
  • evraktakibi.net
  • eximinter.com
  • www.farukarslan.com    Faruk Arslan in Canada
  • fasildanfasila.com
  • fasildanfasila.net
  • fatih.net    Private Fatih College, Izmir
  • fcaana.org   Fatih College Alumni Association of North America
  • www.fezaschool.org     Tanzania
  • www.fid-az.org   Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialog, Arizona
  • www.fis.edu.ph     Fountain International School, Philippines
  • www.fitiad.fi    Finnish-Turkish Businessmen's Association
  • www.fkmd.org   Fatih College Alumni Association
  • fountainconferences.org
  • fultonscienceacademyprivateschool.blogspot.com
  • fusunyonderlisesi.k12.tr
  • www.gencadam.com
  • www.gencadam.net
  • gsihf.org   Garden State International Heritage Festival
  • www.goncadergisi.com     Gonca magazine
  • www.gusiad.org
  • gyv.org.tr   Journalists and Writers Foundation (Gazeteciler ve Yazarlar Vakfi)
  • gyvkadinplatformu.org
  • haberosmancik.com
  • www.harmonyalumni.org    Harmony Public Schools, Texas
  • www.harmonytx.org    Harmony Public Schools
  • www.herkul.org     Gulen communicates to his followers here
  • hhrelief.org    Helping Hands Relief
  • www.hiramagazine.com    Arabic language magazine
  • www.hizmetesorulanlar.org
  • hizmetmovement.blogspot.com
  • hizmetmovementmeanspeace.blogspot.com
  • www.hizmetnews.com
  • www.hkisweeep.org     ISWEEEP competition in Hong Kong
  • horizoneducation.net    Horizon Education Centre, Calgary, Alberta
  • hsbdallas.org   Harmony School of Business, Dallas TX
  • www.iconedusa.com   Intercontinental Education Consulting Inc (Texas corp.)
  • idflanka.org   Interfaith Dialogue Foundation Sri Lanka
  • iffillinois.org   Intercultural Friendship Foundation, Illinois
  • iftiralar.org
  • iitstudies.org    Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies
  • inancingolgesinde.com
  • inancingolgesinde.info
  • inancingolgesinde.net
  • inancingolgesinde.org
  • indialogue.in     dialog organization in India
  • www.inepousa.org    INEPO competition in USA
  • www.infomatrixafrica.com    Infomatrix competition in Africa
  • infinitelight.org
  • www.interculturaldialog.com    Intercultural Dialogue Institute, Canada
  • www.interfaithdialog.org    Institute of Interfaith Dialog
  • irsadekseni.com
  • irsadekseni.net
  • isagoksu.com
  • isiyalitimsistemleri.com
  • islamgercegi.com
  • islamgercegi.org
  • islamnedir.com
  • islamnedir.org
  • istakibi.com
  • istanbulculturalcenter.org
  • jciadinfo.org   Journal of Central and Inner Asian Dialogue
  • kadip.org.tr
  • kalbinzumruttepeleri.com
  • kalbinzumruttepeleri.net
  • kimseyokmu.org.tr
  • kirikmizrap.net
  • kirikmizrap.org
  • kislam.org
  • www.ktl2.kz     Kazakh-Turk schools
  • www.kura-ikerim.org
  • kurandanidrakeyansiyanlar.com
  • kurandanidrakeyansiyanlar.net
  • www.kure.tv
  • lastbook.org
  • learnturkishdc.blogspot.com  (Turkish classes run by Rumi Forum)
  • learnturkishdc.blogspot.mx   (Turkish classes run by Rumi Forum)
  • lisaalumni.org    alumni of LISA Academy, Arkansas
  • loveandtolerance.net    Love and Tolerance
  • loveandtolerance.org
  • www.mackosova.com    Mehmet Akif College, Kosovo
  • www.maftaa.org    Mid-Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations
  • magnoliapublicschools.org     Magnolia Public Schools, California
  • marifet.name
  • www.matematikcifatih.tr.gg
  • www.medialogplatform.org
  • www.mehtap.tv
  • www.metropoledu.com     Metropolitan Education, NY
  • mislam.org
  • mlife.org
  • www.monturk.edu.mn    Mon-Turk schools, Mongolia
  • www.monturkmezun.mn    graduates of Mon-Turk schools in Mongolia
  • mquran.org
  • mudialogueclub.org   University of Missouri Dialogue Club (MUDC)
  • muslimway.org
  • mustafaarmagan.com.tr
  • myyisp.org    Youth Intercultural Study Program, Fairfax VA
  • www.namazladirilis.com
  • nesusa.org    Niagara Educational Services, Chicago
  • nevsunduman.com
  • www.niagarafoundation.org     Niagara Foundation
  • www.nigeriaconference2011.org
  • www.nilelanguage.com
  • nil.tv
  • nilproduction.com
  • ni-teca.org.uk
  • www.ntnu.edu.ng     Nigerian Nile University, Nigeria
  • www.nurforum.org
  • nurullah.info
  • olcuveyayoldakiisiklar.com
  • olcuveyayoldakiisiklar.net
  • olympiad.meridianpl.org
  • onuryapi.com.tr
  • osmancik.org.tr
  • osmancikgundem.com
  • osmanciktarim.gov.tr
  • ozvatansanayi.com.tr
  • www.pacificainstitute.org     Pacifica Institute, California
  • www.pakturk.org     Pak-Turk schools, Pakistan
  • pakturkenglish.blogspot.com
  • pakturkmaths.com
  • papatya.fatih.edu.tr
  • www.peacevalleyfoundation.org    Peace Valley Foundation, Alabama
  • pearls.org    Pearls of Wisdom
  • pioneeracademy.org    Pioneer Academy of Science, NJ
  • pjesus.org
  • polentantuni.com
  • prayer4u.org
  • www.proacademy.us
  • www.promotionandbeyond.com  
  • www.putnamscience.org       Putnam Science Academy
  • www.raindropturkishhouse.org
  • racschool.blogspot.com    Rochester Academy Charter School
  • radyomehtap.com
  • www.rethinkinstitute.org
  • revistacascada.com       Fountain Magazine in Spanish
  • www.risaleara.com
  • risdolphin.blogspot.com     Rainbow International School, South Korea
  • ruhumuzunheykelinidikerken.com
  • ruhumuzunheykelinidikerken.net
  • rumiforum.org     Rumi Forum in Washington DC
  • www.rumiforum.pk    Rumi Forum in Pakistan
  • www.rutid.org
  • www.samanyolu.tv
  • www.sascsblog.org     Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School
  • www.scdialogue.org    South Carolina Dialogue Foundation
  • semafoundation.org
  • www.senaidemirci.net
  • www.siriwat.ac.th       Siriwat Wittaya School in Thailand
  • www.sizinti.com
  • www.sizinti.com.tr
  • slife.info
  • www.sonoranschools.org
  • www.sonpeygamber.info
  • sonsuznur.net
  • sonsuznur.org
  • www.starcollegepta.co.za     Star College, South Africa
  • sunsettradingus.com
  • svida.com
  • www.sweturk.org    Swedish Turkish Business Federation
  • www.syrupdesign.com   Syrup Design (web development)
  • tabid.org   Turkish American Business Improvement and Development Council
  • tabidnj.org
  • tascweb.org     Turkish American Society of Chicago
  • www.tasiowa.org    Turkish American Society of Iowa
  • tbaqatar.org
  • www.tccb.org      Turkish Cultural Center Bangladesh
  • www.tbcci.net   Turkey-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • tccqueenscookingclass.blogspot.com
  • tccme.org     Turkish Cultural Center Maine
  • tccpenn.org    Turkish Cultural Center Pennsylvania
  • theholybook.org
  • timkoder.org
  • tirana.turgutozal.edu.al     Turgut Ozal College, Albania
  • www.tisyemen.com     Turkish International Schools, Yemen
  • www.tulipbuilding.com
  • www.turkceolimpiyatlari.org   Turkish Olympiads
  • turkceolimpiyatlari.ca
  • www.turkceyarismasi.us
  • turkishcenterboston.org
  • turkishcontest.com
  • www.turkishculturalcenterct.com
  • turkishdaysinny.org
  • turkishhouse.org    directs to raindropturkishhouse.org
  • www.turkishlanguage.us    Turkish Olympiads
  • turkishreview.org
  • www.turkokullari.net
  • www.turquiaportugal.com
  • www.tuskon.org
  • www.tuskoneu.org
  • www.tuskonevrensel.com
  • www.tuskonus.org
  • tuskonwtb.com     TUSKON World Trade Bridge
  • www.ufny.org    Universal Foundation NY
  • ufukfoundation.org
  • unasanacollege.edu.ba    Una Sana College, Bosnia
  • unitee.eu
  • vraca.sarajevocollege.ba     Sarajevo College, Bosnia
  • www.watc.org    West America Turkic Council
  • www.wwprod.com     Westwood Production
  • www.womenindialogue.com     Reno NV
  • wsatan.com
  • www.yagmurdergisi.com.tr
  • yenisafak.com.tr  
  • zaman.com.tr
  • zamanau.com
  • zamanmediaservices.com
  • zamanprimary.com    Zaman International School elementary, Cambodia
  • zamantm.com
  • www.zambak.com      Publishing House
  • zeminengineering.com
  • ziraatcilarvakfi.org


Media and publications (listed separately here for convenience, but also shown in the main list above)

See also the page on Gulenist media and publications
  • www.aksiyon.com.tr  (AKSİYON DERGİSİ)
  • www.asiapa.net   (now-defunct journal based at Fatih University)
  • cihanmedya.com
  • www.cihanmedia.com 
  • www.ebru.tv   (EBRU TV-ABD)
  • www.fountainmagazine.com  Fountain Magazine  
  • www.goncadergisi.com     Gonca magazine
  • www.gyv.org.tr  (Journalists and Writers Foundation)
  • www.hiramagazine.com
  • www.kaynakyayinlari.com
  • www.mehtap.tv   (MEHTAP TV)
  • www.sabah.com.tr/  (The major Turkish daily newspaper Sabah is now owned by a Gulen-friendly entity.)
  • www.samanyolu.tv  Samonyolu TV 
  • www.samanyoluhaber.com
  • www.samanyoluhaber.tv
  • www.sizinti.com.tr  (SIZINTI DERGİSİ)
  • www.stv.com.tr
  • www.sundayszaman.com
  • www.taraf.com.tr    (Newspaper Taraf; sympathetic to Gulenist & AKP viewpoints)
  • www.todayszaman.com/tz-web  Today's Zaman, the English language edition of the main Gulen newspaper, Zaman  
  • www.zaman.com.tr  (in Turkish)
  • www.zaman.ro    Zaman in Romania
  • zamanau.com
  • www.zamanavusturya.at   Zaman in Austria
  • www.zamaniskandinavya.dk
  • zamanmediaservices.com
  • zamantm.com
  • zirvedergisi.com

Webpages by Gulen supporters

www.thomasmichel.us/fethullahgulen-rumi.html
   (Thomas Michel is a known Gulenist sympathizer)

Cautionary note regarding Wikipedia

We have periodically monitored the Wikipedia entries on "Fethullah Gulen" and the "Gulen Movement" for many months, and have seen evidence that Gulenists are attempting to rewrite them in ways that are favorable to themselves.  We cannot endorse Wikipedia as a reliable source of information on Gulenist matters, since the articles are sourced from sites created by Gulenists themselves without noting their bias, and many sources that are critical of Gulen are omitted.

Damage control websites that have been created in response to increased critical attention

[Note added Mar 2011: Gulenists are creating numerous damage control websites, webpages and blogs; most of them probably have content copied from the ones below.  We are not attempting to catalog them all, but one rule of thumb is that if a site alleges that critics of Gulen are "members of the Ergenekon armed terrorist organization," it can safely be assumed that it is Gulenist.  Search engine optimization and other techniques are being used to artificially inflate the Google rankings of these sites.]  

http://www.harmonyparent.com
http://leavechartersalone.com/
http://www.divedu.com
http://gulenandcharterschools.blogspot.com/


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