A Religious Administration to Secure Secularism: The Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

This article is primarily concerned with an agency, the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, which was instituted to regulate Islamic services, but in actuality was used as a means of 'securing' secularism in Turkey for over a period of 80 years. This apparen...

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1. Verfasser: İştar B. Gözaydın
Format: Zeitschriftenartikel
Sprache:Englisch
Veröffentlicht: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2007
Institut für Vergleichende Kulturforschung
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Zusammenfassung:This article is primarily concerned with an agency, the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, which was instituted to regulate Islamic services, but in actuality was used as a means of 'securing' secularism in Turkey for over a period of 80 years. This apparent paradox in terms was the muse which led me reflect on the representation of the construction (and deconstruction) of 'modernity' and of 'state and religion' in Turkey. In order to develop my argument I focus on the legal and bureaucratic structure of the Presidency of Religious Affairs.
ISSN:1612-2941