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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:Islam and Society in Turkey
Author(s):Shankland, David
Religion(s):Islam
ISBN:0906719275
ISBN (pbk):0906719267
Publisher Name:Eothon Press
Place of Publication:Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, England
Date of Publication:1999
Annotation:Shankland provides a thorough historical background of how Islam functions politically, institutionally, and legislatively in secular Turkey. More specifically, Shankland follows the rise and fall of Erbakan, the leader of the widely-supported Islamist party, as well as other minority groups such as the Alevis and various tarikats (religious orders). This book provides insights into environmental issues through, its exploration of the complex relationship between morality, religious and secular agendas, and policy implementation.
   
 
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