secularism Archive

  • Evolved Islamists versus unevolved secularists

    Evolved Islamists versus unevolved secularists

    The secularist camp in Turkey has never functioned under the threat and restrictions of the military, judiciary or academia. Thus it was never forced to evolve, change and improve http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/h.php?news=evolved-islamists-versus-unevolved-secularists-2008-07-22 Tuesday, July 22, 2008 It is becoming increasingly popular to view Turkey as a country that suffers from multiple-personality disorder. The “two Turkeys” analogy, frequently [...]

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  • Cabinet, President, Referendum: Turkey’s Complex Political Calendar

    Cabinet, President, Referendum: Turkey’s Complex Political Calendar

    The new parliament’s first order of business will be securing a vote of confidence for the AKP’s new cabinet. Then the legislature will face the constitutional mandate of electing a new president, an executive post with important prerogatives such as appointing judges to the secular constitutional court. But while the Turkish parliament prepares to elect [...]

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