PRESS RELEASES

The month of compassion and sharing: Ramadan

01. April 2022
Kemal Ergün, Chairman of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), issued a congratulatory message on the occasion of the beginning of the month of Ramadan. “The month of Ramadan is a rare time when our feelings of compassion, sharing, empathy and helpfulness reach their peak. It is our greatest wish that these feelings spread to all humanity.” said Ergün, and continued his words as follows:

International Day Against Racism – Putting Refugee Policy to the Test

23. March 2022
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), made a statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. "The unequal treatment of people on the basis of their origin and appearance is increasing. While some people are granted help and protection without reservation, others are rejected or deported to supposedly safe countries where war still continues," said Altaş.

Berlin mosque communities take in refugees from Ukraine

08. March 2022
UkraineBekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), made a statement regarding the refugees who seek refuge in Europe. "Mosque communities offer shelter to refugees from Ukraine and make an invaluable contribution in this emergency situation. At the same time, we must not lose sight of the plight of those seeking protection at the southern EU borders," said Bekir Altaş.

Minister Feaser gives hope against far-right

17. February 2022
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), made a statement on the occasion of German Interior Minister Nancy Feaser's statements on the fight against the extreme right. “People suffering from racism have long lacked the sense that politics is taking the far right seriously,” said Altaş.

EU’s refugee policy: We complain about the erosion of humanity

04. February 2022
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), made a statement on the occasion of the European Union (EU) Meeting of Home Affairs Ministers in Lille. “EU refugee policy is responsible for perhaps the greatest collapse of values ​​in the post-war era. For this reason, we wish the German Minister of the Interior, Feaser, success in his efforts to find a Coalition of the Goodwill,” said Altaş.

We welcome the development of the German Islam Conference

24. January 2022
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), made a statement on the occasion of the German Federal Minister of Interior Nancy Feaser's statement that the German Islam Conference would be developed and continued. “The fact that the German Islam Conference (Deutsche Islamkonferenz – DIK) will be developed brings many opportunities. The topics of the conference can also find a response in mosque communities and can be internalized by Muslims,” said Altaş.