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Religion, Politics and Nationalism in Contemporary Turkey

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Further Reading

Mustafa Akyol, Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty (New York: Norton, 2013).

Philip Dorroll, “‘The Turkish Understanding of Religion’: Rethinking Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Turkish Islamic Thought,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 82:4 (December 2014): 1033-1069.

Dexter Filkins, “The Deep State,” New Yorker, March 12, 2012.

Fethullah Gulen, “Turkey’s Eroding Democracy,” New York Times, February 3, 2015.

Suzy Hansen, “The Global Imam,” New Republic, November 10, 2010.

Cinar Kiper, “Sultan Erdogan: Turkey’s Rebranding into the New, Old Ottoman Empire,” Atlantic, April 5, 2013.

Jenna Krajeski, “Hrant Dink’s Voice,” New Yorker, January 27, 2012.

Nate Lavey, “Video: Elif Batuman Explains a Hit Turkish Television Show,” New Yorker, February 14, 2014.

Ahmet T. Kuru and Alfred Stepan, ed., Democracy, Islam, & Secularism in Turkey (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012).

Iren Ozgur, ed., Islamic Schools in Modern Turkey: Faith, Politics, and Education (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Philip Shishkin, “In Turkey, a Judge’s Murder Puts Religion in Spotlight,” Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2007.

Yuskel Sezgin, “Why Is Tunisian Democracy Succeeding while the Turkish Model Is Failing?” Washington Post, November 8, 2014.

Semiha Topal, “Everybody Wants Secularism—But Which One? Contesting Definitions of Secularism in Contemporary Turkey,” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 25 (2012): 1-14.

Berna Turam, Between Islam and the State: The Politics of Engagement (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007).

Ufuk Ulutas, “Religion and Secularism in Turkey: The Dilemma of the Directorate of Religious Affairs,” Middle Eastern Studies 46:3 (May 2010): 389-399.

Jenny White, Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012).

Jenny White, “The Turkish Complex,” National Interest 10:4 (March/April 2015).

Jenny White, “Turkey at a Tipping Point,” Current History 113 (December 2014): 356-361.