Dr. Y. Alp Aslandogan is president of the Alliance for Shared Values, a non-profit organization associated with the Hizmet movement in the United States. The Alliance was formed by a group of individuals inspired by the work of Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish Muslim preacher who resides in the United States.
Jun 09, 2014
A year after the use of brutal force against Gezi Park protestors in Istanbul, the world remains stunned at the Turkish government’s brutal reaction to legitimate democratic dissent. Their attitude toward protestors not only exposes a pattern of crackdown on democratic opposition, it signals a perception that ordinary citizens do not deserve dignified treatment.