Secularism: The Turkish Experience

Omer Baristiran, December 2004

University of Pennsylvania
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Interviewee list:
Altindal, Aytunc PhD. Investigative Journalist
Arat, Yesim Prof. Bogazici University – Political Science Dept.
Aycan, Irfan Prof. Director of Religious Education in Turkey
Aydar, Hidayet Prof Istanbul University- Religious Studies
Aydin, Mehmet Prof. Turkish State Minister
Bardakoglu, Ali Prof. Director or Religious Affairs
Bir, Cevik Retired General of the Turkish Armed Forces
Birtek, Faruk Prof. Bogazici University – Sociology Dept.
Cayir, Kenan Researcher Bilgi University Dept. of Sociology
Dilipak, Abdurrahman Investigative Journalist
Dwyer, Charles Prof. Univ. of Penn. Graduate School of Education
Evin, Ahmet, Prof. Sabanci Univ.- Istanbul Policy Center
Fayda, Mustafa, Prof. Dean of Marmara Univ. Religious Studies Dept.
Gole, Nilufer, Prof. Sociology at Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris
Hurd, Elizabeth, Asst. Prof Northwestern University Dept. of Political Science
Keyman, Fuat, Prof. Koc University Dept. of International Relations
Keyder, Caglar Prof. Bogazici University – Sociology Dept.
Saribay, Ali Yasar Prof Uludag University – Social Sciences Dept.
Toprak, Binnaz, Prof. Bogazici University – Political Science Dept.
White, Jenny, Asst. Prof. Boston Univ. Dept. of Anthropology
Yavuz, Hakan, Asst. Prof. Utah University – Department of Political Science

Contents
Introduction
Definitions of Secularism
Secularism in Turkish History
Ottoman Times and Rise of a new Nation-State
The Turkish Modernity Project 1924-1950
The Turkish Political History 1950-1980
Secular Politics – A new Formula?
A Divided Turkish Society?
Separating the State from Religion?
Teaching Religion?
Conclusions
Success of the Turkish Formula?
Lessons from the Turkish Experience?

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