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Torn Country : Turkey Between Secularism and Islamism - Zeyno Baran

Torn Country

Turkey Between Secularism and Islamism

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Published: 1st September 2013
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For centuries, Islam and the West have been competing to define Turkish identity. Decades of close cooperation between Turkey and its NATO allies generated Western confidence that Turkey was a reliable ally and that its democratic system was sufficiently resilient to weather periodic political crises. But in recent years, those who have sought to soften the boundary between Islam and public life have become more organized and influential in Turkish politics. In Torn Country,Zeyno Baran examines the intense struggle between Turkey's secularists and Islamists in their most recent battles over their country's destination. Looking into the fate of both Turkey's secularism and its democratic experiment, she shows that, for all the flaws of its political journey, the modern Turkish state has managed to maintain an essential separation between religion and the political realm-a separation that is now in jeopardy.

Foreword by Fouad Ajami -- Introduction : Turkey's choice -- Turkish identit--from the Ottomans to Ataturk -- The rise of political Islam and the AKP -- The AKP's political victories -- Reshaping identity by restoring Islam -- The AKP's foreign policy -- Looking ahead : will Islamism replace Kemalism?

ISBN: 9780817911461
ISBN-10: 0817911464
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 1st September 2013