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The Guardian

Riazat Butt travels to Istanbul to look at the Gulen movement and check out the country's designer headscarves.

Coming from the melting pot of East and West this month's Islamophonic is brought to you from Turkey - a country that claims to be 99% Muslim and 100% secular.

We take a look at the Gulen movement, a loose coalition of public institutions and media organisations inspired by the charismatic preacher Fetullah Gulen. We visit one of the many fee-paying Gulen schools and talks to teachers, pupils and parents about the role of religion in education. Plus we talk to Ozcan Keles from the Dialogue society and Mustafa Akyol Turkish commentator, about the message of the Gulen movement which often steers away from the specifics of Islam.

Plus, this being Turkey, we take a look at headscarves. What's available and what's in fashion this summer?

Riazat Butt
The Guardian (Print Edition)
For the article's link please click here. (Date accessed: 18 March 2010)