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Stop Defending Turkey's 'Secularism' -- It's Been a Lie All Along

Fréderike Geerdink | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Fréderike Geerdink

Turks who now speak out for secularism apparently don't see that it is exactly this Turkish form of "secularism" that put their country in this situation in the first place. Without Turkey's non-secular secularism, there would be no way to impose the conservative Islamic values of the AKP on school children. Turkey needs a constitution that finally gets rid off Turkey's non-secular secularism, which will continue to be used by anybody in power to suppress other groups in society.

Woman Arrested For Tweet Showing Red Stilettos On The Quran

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

A woman was arrested in Turkey this week after she posted a photo on Twitter of red-stilettoed feet standing on the Quran. The unnamed woman in her...

Religious-Secular Clashes in Turkish Politics

Peter Henne | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Peter Henne

There is a significant cultural divide in Turkey today. Secular, Westernized and liberal segments of society are worlds apart from conservative, pious communities in the interior of Turkey.