Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom in Turkey

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The sway of Islam in political life is an unavoidable topic of debate in Turkey today. Secularists, Islamists, and liberals alike understand the Turkish state to be the primary arbiter of Islam's place in Turkey--as the coup attempt of July 2016 and its aftermath have dramatically illustrated. Yet this emphasis on the state ignores the influence of another field of political action in relation to Islam, that of civil society. Based on ethnographic research conducted in Istanbul and Ankara, Muslim Civil Society and the ...

Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom in Turkey 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190658977

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