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Islam and Secularism in Turkey: Kemalism, Religion and the Nation State (International Library of Twentieth Century History #27)
Kemal Ataturk's Republic of Turkey was set up in 1923 as a secular state, sweeping political, social, cultural and religious reforms followed. Islam was no longer the official religion of the state, the Sultanate was abolished and all Turkish citizens were declared equal without reference to religion. But though, in Azak's phrase, "secularism was the central tenet of Kemal ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 15th 2010 by I. B. Tauris
(first published 2010)
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