Rumi Forum partnered with American Turkish Friendship Association for a Gala dinner and a blanket drive to help Syrian Refugees currently seeking shelter in Southern Turkey.US Representatives Gerry Connolly and Barbara Comstock gave brief remarks commending the efforts to help Syrian refugees in Turkey
“Turkey’s current leaders seem to claim an absolute mandate by virtue of winning elections. But victory doesn’t grant them permission to ignore the Constitution or suppress dissent, especially when election victories are built on crony capitalism and media subservience.”
Rumi Forum president Emre Celik was guest lecturer at the George Washington University and at Jenkins Center, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in January. On both occasions he was invited to speak about Hizmet, Gulen and current issues in Turkey.
Rumi Forum distributed meat in Washington DC as part of community service projects in October 2014. Hundreds of pounds of meat was donated to Martha's Table and DC Central Kitchen to help the poor in our region.
Rumi Forum partnered with Mid-Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations in organization of a reception for Virginia state legislators in Richmond. More than 20 Senators and Delegates attended the program
Maryland State Reception
Rumi Forum partnered with Mid-Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations in organization of a reception for Maryland state legislators in Annapolis. The program was attended by numerous legislators as well as Secretary of State John Wobensmith and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford.
Charles King Presented his Book "Midnight at Pera Palace"
Charles presented his book "Midnight at Pera Palace" at Temple Sinai in Newport News. The event was organized in partnership with Rumi Forum's chapter in Hampton Roads in January 2015.
2015 Rumi Forum Fellow Applications Now Open Rumi Forum is inviting PhD candidates and those who have recently completed there doctorates in social sciences for a study fellowship that incorporates a trip to Turkey with the mission of exploring social, economic, cultural, security and political issues in Turkey and the wider region during 2015.
Rumi Forum Condemns the Attack on the French Magazine Charlie Hebdo The Rumi Forum condemns, in the strongest terms, the heinous attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead and several others injured.
AFSV Statement on Journalist Arrests in Turkey The raids on Turkey’s top selling newspaper Zaman and prominent TV organization STV are profoundly disturbing to all of us who value democracy, tolerance and the role of a free press in safeguarding both.
A new TV series in Turkey, produced by Irmak TV, interviewed scholars of different perspectives and from diverse backgrounds about the Hizmet Movement and Fethullah Gulen. The purpose of this interview series was to convey how the Hizmet Movement and its activities are perceived worldwide, by offering a variety of insights.
Learn Turkishin Washington, DC! Experienced teachers
are offering Turkish Language Classes at the Rumi
Forum in Washington, DC. If you are looking for
Turkish lessons in the DC Metropolitan Area, Rumi
Forum is the right place to begin. There are three
terms in a year
language classes are open to everyone who is
interested. • The classes are arranged based
on the number of students interested in at any
• Our teachers are using a Turkish
Language Book Set written in Turkish.
For the intensive
program: A four-hour class per week and eight
classes in a month.
We are always considering applications for our internship program (dates are flexible and negotiable)
Eligibility: All undergraduate and master’s-level students and J.D. and Ph.D. candidates as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply.
Application Process: In order to apply for a Rumi Forum Internship, please fill out this application form. You may send any supporting documents such as CVs, resumes etc to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you need to fill out the application form first before sending any documents.
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