AFSV Message on the Attack on Turkish Dissident Journalist Abdullah Bozkurt

AFSV Message on the Attack on Turkish Dissident Journalist Abdullah Bozkurt September 25, 2020– Turkish dissident journalist Abdullah Bozkurt, who helped expose the illegal actions abroad of the Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was attacked by three unidentified individuals in Stockholm, Sweden. We strongly condemn this heinous attack, which was aimed at silencing

AfSV Statement on Juneteenth

AfSV Statement on Juneteenth June 19, 2020 – Today, the United States marks Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the formal end of slavery in the country. This year’s celebration comes on the heels of weeks of civil rights protests to advance the cause of Black people being treated equally under the law. The

AfSV statement on Minneapolis and the death of George Floyd

AfSV statement on Minneapolis and the death of George Floyd May 30, 2020 – The tragic death of George Floyd during a police intervention in Minneapolis has saddened the nation and triggered a wave of protests in numerous cities. Unfortunately, this is the latest in a long line of appalling deaths across the

AfSV Announcement Regarding New Rumors of a Military Coup in Turkey

AfSV Announcement Regarding New Rumors of a Military Coup in Turkey February 18, 2020 –Rumors of an impending military coup have surfaced again in Turkey’s media and social media platforms loyal to the ruling party. In the months leading to the horrible July 15, 2016, coup attempt, similar rumors were circulated on the very

AfSV Statement on the CREW Article Riddled with Factual Errors and Insinuations

AfSV Statement on the CREW Article Riddled with Factual Errors and Insinuations February 13, 2020 – A recent report by the Washington advocacy group CREW suggested that a Turkish-American’s individual political donations were connected to the Alliance for Shared Values’ transparent advocacy efforts and to the broader Hizmet movement. That could not be further

AfSV’s Statement on Efforts of Hizmet Movement Participants toward More Transparent, Accountable and Participatory Governance in Non-profit Organizations

AfSV’s Statement on Efforts of Hizmet Movement Participants toward More Transparent, Accountable and Participatory Governance in Non-profit Organizations January 4, 2020 Introduction and Background Hizmet Movement participants have started their first initiatives in North America during the 1990s. Institutional activities have focused on culture, education, interfaith and intercultural dialogue and humanitarian relief while