Event Details

It is our pleasure to announce our forthcoming exclusive lunch roundtable discussion titled ‘Turkey’s Kurdish Question and the Gulen Movement’ with Dr Mustafa Gurbuz on Tuesday, 12 May 2015. Dr Gurbuz will speak for 20 minutes followed by a one-hour open and interactive discussion. Please see below for further details.


Dialogue Platform Lunch Roundtable Discussion 

Turkey’s Kurdish Question and the Gulen Movement

with Dr Mustafa Gurbuz, Rethink Institute Washington DC

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 12.30-14.20 

Address: Dialogue Platform, Rue Montoyer 31, Brussels 1000


To download the speakers recent publication on this topic please click here.



12:30 Arrival & light lunch

12:50 Welcome and introduction

13:00 Talk by guest speaker (20min)

13:20 Open discussion and Q&A (1hour)

14:20 Closing remarks

To RSVP: Spaces are limited. To reserve a place please email events@dialogueplatform.eu by no later than Friday 8 May 2015. For those who wish to have light lunch and network before the event, you should aim to arrive by 12:30. For those that only wish to attend the roundtable discussion without lunch, please arrive no later than 12:55 for a prompt start at 13:00. Seating is pre-allocated.

About the guest speaker: Mustafa Gurbuz’s areas of expertise are Turkish politics and society; Kurdish politics; Sociology of Islam; Middle Eastern politics. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Connecticut and was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of South Florida. His doctoral dissertation, “Kurdish Ethnic and Islamic Mobilizations in Turkey: A Study of Rival Movements,” explores how social movement activists construct a competition culture after a long period of political violence. Dr. Gurbuz’s publications appeared in Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change, Middle East Critique, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, European Journal of Turkish Studies, and Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Dr. Gurbuz is associate editor of Sociology of Islam and a contributing editor of Mobilizing Ideas. Dr Gurbuz is based at Rethink Institute in Washington DC.

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About us: Dialogue Platform is a non-profit association serving as a platform for dialogue organisations associated with the Hizmet Movement in Europe. Hizmet is a civil society grass root movement focusing on dialogue, education and upward social mobility. Inspired by the teachings and work of Mr. Fethullah Gülen, we aim to advance and promote intercultural understanding, dialogical interaction and social cohesion in the society. Dialogue Platform fosters debate and analysis on various issues concerning a peaceful and respectful coexistence in European societies. It aims to make practical contributions to the decision-making processes on relevant developments and issues impacting on community relations in Europe.

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