The head of a Turkish-French influence organization is expected to receive an award signed by US President Joe Biden. According to the ExpertClick report:
September 17, 2022 The Caribbean and African Faith Based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC) will honor national and international leaders for their exceptional service to the global African diaspora at the 2022 African and Caribbean International Leadership Conference and Awards Gala onThursday, September 29th. This significant event, held in collaboration with the United States 51st Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, will take place at the National Press Club. This year’s theme is: “United in Faith for Social Change”. The award recipients will receive awards, including the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, signed by U.S. President Joe Biden. The honorees consist of renowned global leaders, volunteers, leaders in community development, diplomats, elected officials, and corporate and spiritual leaders who, operating primarily from a faith perspective, have made an immensely positive impact on major issues such as religious liberty, civil rights, humanitarian concerns, social justice, economic development and mission partnerships.
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Council for Justice, Equality and Peace (COJEP) head and founder Ali Gedikoğlu is listed under “Other distinguished honorees.” COJEP is an NGO based in Strasbourg, France, that describes itself as working in the spheres of human rights, democracy, fighting against racism and discrimination, intercultural dialogue, and other societal matters. COJEP was founded in 1992 in Belfort, France, and shared its headquarters with Millî Görüş. COJEP acted as the youth branch of the movement before splitting from it and moving to Strasbourg in 1996, and COJEP’s founder and president, Ali Gedıkoğlu, has called Millî Görüş his “camp.” COJEP has taken similar positions as Turkish President Erdoğan’s political party, the AKP.