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Network for Liberty was in Sarajevo!

Istanbul Network for Liberty held a Session titled "Perspectives on Ideas of Free Society and Islam" at Open Fest in Sarajevo on 29 October 2016. The festival was organized by the collaboration of Association Multi, Atlas Foundation and European Students for Liberty. The session was chaired by Dr. Edo Omercevic, while speakers included Dr. Admir Cavalic, Ozlem Caglar Yilmaz and Hakan Sahin. Linda Whetstone introduced the recently published book by the Institute of Economic Affairs titled Islamic Foundations of a Free Society which she has edited together with Dr. Nouh El-Harmouzi.

Dr. Bican Sahin talks on democracy and rule of law in Turkey at Kuala Lumpur

On 30th of October 2016, Istanbul Network for Liberty organized a talk by Dr. Bican Sahin at Kuala Lumpur, who is the Chairman of the Freedom Research Association in Turkey, and also an associate professor at Hacettepe University. The event was attended by a mixed group including students, journalists, activists and diplomats. During his talk, Dr. Sahin spoke on the future of freedom, rule of law and democracy in Turkey besides the increasing social friction between pro-secular and pro-Islamist movements in the aftermath of Turkey's failed coup d'état.

Mr. Hakan Sahin attends the Arab Liberty Festival in Morocco

INfoL Programme Officer, Hakan Sahin attended the Arab Liberty Festival and Mena Think-Tank Training in Rabat, Morocco. He gave small speeches at the festival about the problems of centralized higher education and the importance of market economy in Early Islam.

Meeting with Mahathir Mohamad

INfoL Chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan and CEO Ali Salman (right) met the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad in October 2016.

Averroes Academy concludes in Istanbul

Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies organized the third Averroes Academy in Istanbul. It lasted for 5 days with a comprehensive program on the problems of Muslim majority countries in terms of civil society and market economy. The program featured interactive seminars by Mustafa Akyol, Dr. Nouh El-Harmouzi and Dr. Bican Sahin as well as a course on building strong policy briefs by Souad Adnane.

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