Tags: Turkey

The rise of political Islam in Turkey: how the West got it wrong

The rise of political Islam in Turkey: how the West got it wrong

Posted: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 by Safak Pavey

Political Islamism has undermined the Turkish Republic's secular social order, education and legal systems and Western pundits manifestly failed to see this coming, argues Turkish opposition MP, Safak Pavey.

The end of the Cold War did not free the world of... Read More »

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, Islam, Sharia, Turkey, Events

Turkey: What would Ataturk think?

Turkey: What would Ataturk think?

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 by Octavia Nasr

The father of all Turks and founder of the modern secular Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, must be turning in his grave from the turn of events throughout Turkey and the political implications they usher in.

It all started when a few thousands of Ataturk's... Read More »

Tags: Turkey

Not a “slip of the tongue”: only one religion is recognised as the basis of the Turkish state

Not a “slip of the tongue”: only one religion is recognised as the basis of the Turkish state

Posted: Wed, 30 May 2012 by Halil M. Karaveli

By Halil M. Karaveli

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently expressed allegiance to "one nation, one flag, one religion, one state." Indeed, the Turkish republic recognizes only "one religion", Sunni Islam, as the basis of the nation. Erdoğan is nonetheless... Read More »

Tags: Church & State, Turkey

Not a “slip of the tongue”: only one religion is recognised as the basis of the Turkish state

Not a “slip of the tongue”: only one religion is recognised as the basis of the Turkish state

Posted: Wed, 30 May 2012 by Halil M. Karaveli

By Halil M. Karaveli

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently expressed allegiance to "one nation, one flag, one religion, one state." Indeed, the Turkish republic recognizes only "one religion", Sunni Islam, as the basis of the nation. Erdoğan is nonetheless... Read More »

Tags: Church & State, Turkey, Islam