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    A Civilian Response to Ethno-Religious Conflict

    by Mehmet Kalyoncu
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    • PAPERBACK : 2012-12-12 • 149 Pages • 5 x 8 inches inches • ISBN 9781597840255
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
    • PRICE : $9.95
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    DESCRIPTION

    This extensive analysis of the Mardin conflict in southeast Turkey considers the likelihood that socioreligious movements, such as the popular Gulen movement, could effect positive change in ethnoreligious disputes, even those decades old. By focusing specifically on how Gulen volunteers helped minimize the support of terrorist organizations in Anatolia, this guide illustrates how potent nonpolitical solutions to ethnic conflict can be.
    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
    ABOUT AUTHOR
    Mehmet Kalyoncu
    Mehmet Kalyoncu

    Mehmet Kalyoncu is an independent political analyst. He has published articles in academic journals and op-ed pieces in newspapers and online publications. Kalyoncu authored A Civilian Response to Ethno-Religious Conflict: Gulen Movement in Southeast Turkey (Tughra Books, 2008).

    He holds a M.S. in Management & Administrative Sciences from University of Texas at Dallas and a M.A. in Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University.