Turkey Archives : Fethullah Gulen Travel Blog

istanbul“My name is Debbie Reichmann and I am from, I currently live in Potomac, Maryland and I am from Georgetown University. As everyone has been speaking, I have become more and more nervous as to how I can add to …

bosphorusI had never visited Turkey prior to my trip with the Rumi Forum. To prepare myself before the trip, I read a history, “Istanbul: The Imperial City,” and a history of the Ottoman Empire. From these books I learned a …

Trudy ConwayI greatly appreciated participating in the Rumi Forum Turkey trip in May 2007. A number of years ago, I visited Turkey to present a paper at the World Congress of Philosophy in Istanbul and participated in a seminar in Turkey …

In May, I received an invitation from the Rumi Forum, to spend one week in Turkey between the 7th and 14th of August. Within one week I acquired new solid friendships with a number of respected colleagues who came …

On a quiet June morning in 2005, a small group of Americans watched the sun rise over the Bosphorus, waiting to go to the airport, and home. We had come with different levels of knowledge about Turkey and Turkish Islam. …

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Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. – Rumi My pilgrimage to Turkey continues my …

Linda KirchnerEach life is like a tapestry made through the handiwork of the Divine. No matter the color, creed, faith or station in life, the Master Creator has woven each life with colors, hues and patterns unique to that individual. Into …

Erik WeingardtI was invited to attend a wonderful opportunity from the Rumi Forum. I was part of a small group of US ambassadors and communicators that were traveling together to experience Turkey unlike most people are able to experience from just …

Patrick OIn May, I packed my bags for a journey of a lifetime… a trip to the exotic and ancient land of Turkey as a guest of the Rumi Forum. I had my reservations about taking this trip. For …

Turkey was a place Don and I had always wanted to visit. The history and beauty of the country fascinated us. I had gotten to know a number of Turks while I was teaching English as a foreign language at …

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