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Fethullah Gülen sur Le Monde: « L’échec de l’expérience démocratique turque n’est pas dû à l’adhésion aux valeurs islamiques mais à leur trahison »

Contrairement àce que démontre le pouvoir autoritaire d’Erdogan en Turquie, il est possible deconstruire une démocratie musulmane respectueuse de l’Etat de droit, défend,dans une tribune au « Monde », l’opposant exilé aux Etats-Unis. Il fut un temps où la...

Gulen on Le Monde: “Islam is Compatible with Democracy, Despite Turkey’s Recent Example”

For the original French version  Turkey was hailed as an example for a modern Muslimdemocracy during the early 2000s. The current ruling party that came to powerin 2002 implemented reforms that were aligned with the European Union’sdemocratic standards and the...

Innovative Deliberative Practices for Youth Engagement Echo Through the Halls of European Parliament

The Civil Society Outreach Unit of the European Parliament, together with InfoHub at the European Parliament in Brussels, co-hosted the second edition of Deliberative Democracy Days, a pivotal event under the ambit of the two-year EU-funded Citizen Z project...

“SDGs Conference 2023: In the Margins of UNGA 78” in New York City

The importance of global partnerships to achieve the SDGs by the 2030 Deadline In the week of 18th of September, the Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP) attended the 2-day conference entitled “SDGs Conference 2023: In the Margins of the UNGA 78”, organised by the...

IDP Statement | A Call for Peace and Dignity Amidst the Israel-Gaza Conflict

Brussels, Belgium – 06 November 2023   A Call for Peace and Dignity Amidst the Israel-Gaza Conflict   The recent escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza has already taken an extensive toll on human lives. The Intercultural Dialogue Platform stands against all...

Deliberative Democracy and Youth Engagement – Citizens’ Assemblies across Europe

On October 10, at the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, the Intercultural Dialogue Platform and the Citizen Z project partners organized a political lab entitled "Deliberative Democracy and Youth Engagement - Youth Citizens’ Assemblies across Europe". The session was...

Open Call for Citizen Z Youth Advocacy Team Members

Are you a young person aged 18-25 who wants to make a difference in society? Do you want to be part of shaping the future of democracy, education, climate action, employment, and other important issues in Europe? If so, we invite you to join the Youth Advocacy Team of...
The Gülen Community: Who to Believe – Politicians or Actions?

Thomas Michel On July 15, 2016, while President Erdoğan was vacationing in the Mediterranean coastal town of Marmaris, Istanbul and Ankara were shaken by an attempted coup d’état carried out by certain members of the Turkish armed forces. About seven years before...

The Turkey I No Longer Know
The Turkey I No Longer Know

Fethullah Gulen Turkey that I once knew as a hope-inspiring country on its way to consolidating its democracy and a moderate form of secularism has become the dominion of a president who is doing everything he can to amass power and subjugate dissent. Turkey, my...

Erdoǧan’s Most Vulnerable Victims: Women and Children
Erdoǧan’s Most Vulnerable Victims: Women and Children

by Sophia Pandya Human rights violations in Turkey have increased exponentially in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 attempted coup. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoǧan blamed the plot on the Hizmet (Gülen) movement, and seized the opportunity to throw many of...