A Civilian Response to Ethno-Religious Conflict: The Gulen Movement in Southeast Turkey

A Civilian Response to Ethno-Religious Conflict: The Gulen Movement in Southeast Turkey

by Mahmet Kalyoncu

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Overview

Mardin in Southeast Turkey has suffered ethno-religious conflict for more than two decades. Mehmet Kalyoncu presents an extensive analysis on the activities of the Gülen movement as an antidote to this conflict. How the local people of different ethno-religious backgrounds mobilized and participated, how this eased ethno-religious tensions, and how the work of volunteers minimized support for terrorist organizations such as the PKK and Hizbullah, illustrates the appeal of Gülen's and the movement's ideas to people of diverse ethno-religious backgrounds. The success of movement participants in Mardin lays possible guidelines for tackling ethno-religious conflicts elsewhere in the world.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597840255
Publisher: Tughra Books
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Pages: 149
Product dimensions: 5.33(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Mehmet Kalyoncu is a journalist and international analyst.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 Gülen and the Origins of the Movement 1

Chapter 2 The Gülen Movement and Diffusion Theory 9

Chapter 3 The Hizmet Discourse of the Gülen Movement 19

Chapter 4 Emergence and Development in Mardin 41

Chapter 5 Gülen-inspired Institutions in Mardin 69

Chapter 6 Conclusion 85

Appendix Photographs 93

Notes 107

Bibliography 119

Index 129

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