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Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:40:41 -0700

It has been a rude wake-up call for the man who many feel is something of a modern-day potentate. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expecting to coast along quite comfortably in the June 7 elections with a two-thirds majority to change the system and ...
 
Hurriyet Daily News
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:11:15 -0700

There are two twin myths concerning political Islam in Turkey: First, that a Kemalist regime enjoyed unchallenged authority in Turkey for many decades from 1923 until the 1990s. Second, that Islamists were that regime's sole opponent during the same ...

Algemeiner

Algemeiner
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 04:46:45 -0700

Not surprisingly, these women tend to support Erdoğan and his efforts to increase the role of Islam in Turkey. Fifty-five percent of Turkish women voted AKP in the previous elections, according to the Atlantic. But what is especially worrisome about ...

Al-Monitor

Al-Monitor
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:00:00 -0700

For the first time, we see how closely IS is monitoring the changes in political Islam in Turkey, and how it is looking for a place for itself in that transformation. There is no doubt that Turkish Islamism represented by the AKP has been tarnished ...

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Middle East Eye
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:35:46 -0700

Critics accused him of being a political chameleon, happy to make common cause with the far right on occasion but also with Necmettin Erbakan, the father of political Islam in Turkey. He turned against Erbakan and it was under his presidency that the ...

Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:09:07 -0800

The rise of political Islam in Turkey and the Middle East is hardly an under-examined subject. Endless articles, academic papers and books are churned out to feed an insatiable demand for work in the area. Into this cacophony steps Turkish academic ...

NDTV

NDTV
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0700

The state funeral of Turkey's ninth President and former Prime Minister, Suleyman Demirel, whose coffin and trademark Fedora hat are seen in foreground, at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara. (AFP Photo) ...

Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:31:18 -0700

Compounding the issue is the controversy around the Diyanet, which handles the workings of Islam in Turkey. The Diyanet has been criticized for being too close to Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP), and its leader, Mehmet Gormez, recently ...
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