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Pray for Turkey and the Gülen Movement

In 2016, Turkey was shaken by an attempted military coup, organised by followers of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen. Gülen has denied instigating the violence, but he certainly is the charismatic…

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Sufism in Turkey

The movement of Sufism is widespread in many parts of the Islamic world. It emerged soon after the rise of Islam and emphasizes the inward, spiritual dimension of the Muslim…

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Religious Turks

Day 12 – Religious Turks On May 29th, 1453, Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, was conquered by the Ottoman army. Immediately, Sultan Mehmet, the Conqueror, performed namaz…

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Turkey & Refugees

DAY 11 – JUNE 16TH, 2016 Turkey – A Crossroad for Refugees Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey has a complicated history with a significant role in…

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