Hizb ut-Tahrir Turkey has held a historically significant Khilafah Conference in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Sunday the 6th of March 2016, two days after the anniversary of the abolition of the Khilafah (3rd March 1924).
The Conference is significant for its being held less than a kilometer away from the site of the Turkish Assembly which in 1924 officially proclaimed the abolition of the Caliphate. It is also significant for it is signals significant progress on the part of Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Islamic revival generally in the country – after decades of militant secularism, Islam is increasingly the lens through which people view the world and the increasingly popularity of the idea of the Khilafah is one manifestation of this ongoing change.
Turkish authorities and governments going decades back (including that of Erdogan) have attempted to check the work of Hizb ut-Tahrir through mass arrests, intimidation, torture and propaganda campaigns. The size and nature of this Conference highlights that the strength and size of Hizb ut-Tahrir’s work in Turkey is now beyond the point of being able to be stopped through arrests and raids. Its essential argument is now being carried by thousands of dedicated members, and acknowledged by many more in the population.
Below are some videos and pictures from the Conference. We ask Allah (swt) to bless the ummah in Turkey and globally.
New footage from inside the stadium in Ankara, amazing atmosphere. Shaykh Issam Ameerah from Al-Quds, may Allah facilitate its liberation soon, about to begin his speech. #Turkey
مقطع جديد من داخل القاعة قبيل كلمة الشيخ عصام عميرة من القدس والتكبيرات تهز أركان القاعة