As usual the players at the Horizon Science Academys and Concept Schools all have LONG time connections to the Gulen Movement.
Gultekin “John” Aytekin
Yavuz Burak Canbolat, a.k.a. Burak Canbolat
Mehmet Murat Dundar
Mustafa “Steve” Gulkesen
Ulvi Faysal Ilhan
Serdar Jovadov (a.k.a. Serdar Jawadov)
Edip Pektas a.k.a. Edip Bektas
Hasan Ali Yurtsever (a.k.a. Hassan Ali Yurtsever, H. Ali Yurtsever, Ali Yurtsever)
Based on information found in charter school applications as well as a copy of the Concept Schools management contract, charter schools under Concept's management give Concept 10% of all the funds they receive. Since Concept Schools currently manages 19 member schools in the Midwest, they must be handling a substantial amount of funds annually. Yet, a search on the NCCS and Guidestar websites failed to bring up any non-profit by the name of Concept Schools, and we have been unable to find any IRS Form 990s for this non-profit organization. There is a certificate (downloadable below) from the Ohio Secretary of State showing that Concept Schools - Ohio, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit in Ohio in 2006. The fact that no IRS Form 990s are publicly accessible is troubling.