Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by ekrem, Feb 3, 2011.
Not affiliated with the State establishment?
They make good targets.
January 21, 2011 ~ The Gülen Movement | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
PBS correspondent in Video:
There are more than a 1000 Gülen-inspired schools and universities in over 100 countries.
Read more: Turkish Imam Gulen's School Movement: Modern Islam? - TIME
Fatih University, Istanbul (TURKEY)
International Antalya University, Antalya (TURKEY)
ULUSLARARASI ANTALYA ÜN?VERS?TES?
Ishik University, Erbil (IRAQ)
Suleyman Demirel University, Almaty (KAZAKHSTAN)
Suleyman Demirel University
Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuje (NIGERIA)
Our Vision and Mission
Black Sea University, Tblisi (GEORGIA)
International Black Sea University
Ataturk-Alatoo University, Bishkek (KYRGIZISTAN)
Uluslararas? Atatürk-Alatoo Üniversitesi
Turkmen Turkish University, Ashgabat (TURKMENISTAN)
University soccer club is Champion of 2006, 2007, and 2009 seasons; and owner of Presidential Cup in 2007 and 2008
Total Assets in 2009, 7.2 Billion $
Circulation of 890.000. Almost same with NY Times.
The Gulenist international footprint comprises 1,000 private schools spanning 115 countries, including 35 African countries.
These Gulenist schools can be found in small towns everywhere from Ethiopia, Bosnia, Cambodia, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Cote dIvoire, Azerbaijan and even the United States, where according to some estimates, the movement runs more than 90 charter public schools in at least 20 states.
Like their counterparts in Turkey, the facilities and quality of instruction at these schools are excellent, making them attractive places for elite families of various ethnicities to send their children to receive an education.
Gulenist businessmen provide the majority of these schools funding. Such donors have given a portion of their incomes to schools in an assigned region in exchange for help finding business deals.
The teachers of the schools are typically devout Gulenist followers willing to live far away from home in foreign lands for what they see as the greater mission of the Gulenist cause.
The curriculum at these schools includes math, science, and Turkish- and English-language instruction, but there is a deeper agenda involved than pedagogy.
Graduates of these schools can usually speak Turkish fluently, have been exposed to Turkish culture and history, and are prepared for careers in high places.
In regions like Africa and Central Asia in particular, where quality education is difficult to come by, the children of the political elites who attend these schools usually have developed a deep affinity for Turkish culture.
As a result, the Gulenists are able to raise a generation of diplomats, security professionals, economists and engineers who are more likely to take Turkish national interests into account when they reach positions of influence.
Free Article for Non-Members | STRATFOR
How the Gulen Movement operates economically:
TUSKON is tightly linked into the Gulen movement and forms an integral part of the Gulenist business, education, political and even foreign intelligence agenda. The business association organizes massive business conferences in various parts of the globe attended by high-level AKP officials that aim to bring hundreds of Turkish businessmen into contact with their foreign counterparts. While there are variations to how the Gulenist business cycle works, the following is a basic example:
A small-business owner from the eastern Anatolian city of Gaziantep makes a living manufacturing and selling shirt buttons. A Gulenist invites the buttonmaker to a TUSKON business conference in Africa, where he will be put into contact with a shirtmaker from Tanzania who will buy his buttons. The Turkish buttonmaker and the Tanzanian shirtmaker are then incorporated into a broader supply chain that provides both with business across continents, wherever the Gulenists operate. In short, the Anatolian buttonmaker can expand his business tenfold or more if he belongs to the Gulenist network. In return, the Gulen movement will ask the buttonmaker to provide financial support for the development of Gulenist programs and schools in Tanzania. The end result is a well-oiled and well-financed business and education network spanning 115 countries across the globe.
If a problem erupts in a country in Central Asia, for example, where press freedoms are nonexistent and information is extremely difficult to come by, the Foreign Ministry can tap local Gulenist contacts for information and to facilitate government contacts. Gulenists abroad often learn local languages, allowing them to act as Turkish translators. They have also developed close relationships with foreign governments through their work as well as their students, who often are sons and daughters of the local political elite.
Free Article for Non-Members | STRATFOR
PBS video says, that a businessman gives about 10% of his earnings to the movement.
Estimates of non-businessmen members range from 1-5 million, who also do donate.
A part of the Turkish economy is directly financing the movement.
I won't post here developments regarding Turkish economic growth, I have discussed that elsewhere and is available in other threads for people interested.
The economy grows and the Gulen grows with the economy.
Represents 14.844 Entrepeuners
TUSKON | Tuskon Hakkýnda
Capitalism meets Islam.
It has everything in society: From Think-Tanks to Bank.
Unlike the Muslim Brotherhood, the Gulen Movement interacts with upper-class of society.
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