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Islam in Turkey

Reclusive Turkish Imam In Pennsylvania Accused Of Attempting To Bring Down Prime Minister Erdogan

Religion News Service | Jacob Resneck | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

ISTANBUL (RNS) Has a reclusive Turkish cleric exiled to Pennsylvania hatched a plot to bring down the government of his former ally? That’s the n...

The Politics Of A Kiss: Islam And Intimate Life In Turkey

Roger Friedland | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Roger Friedland

Just like their parents did with the market and the democratic nation-state, one way or another young Turkish Muslims of the future will find a way to make their piety work with their love lives. It may not be in a subway, but they are not going to stop kissing.

Turkey Presents Prophet's Sayings For The 21st Century

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor ANKARA, May 22 (Reuters) - Scholars around the Muslim world were alarmed five years ago by news repor...

Turkey's PM Wants To Build Mosque To Hold 30,000

Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan has described his third term as Turkish prime minister as that of a "master", borrowing from the celebrated Ottoman archite...

Thousands Pray For Istanbul Landmark To Become Mosque

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

* Hagia Sofia was church, then mosque * Some religious Turks want ban on worship lifted * Crowd estimated at more than 3...

Muslim Lite: Women, Islam and the Turkish Way

Roger Friedland | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Roger Friedland

Democracy is about the right to choose. Turkey is at a critical cusp, and I cannot help feeling that, with the proliferation of young women like these, the future of Turkey's democracy is in good hands.