An alternative reading of religion and authoritarianism: the new logic between religion and state in the AKP’s New Turkey

  title={An alternative reading of religion and authoritarianism: the new logic between religion and state in the AKP’s New Turkey},
  author={A. {\"O}zt{\"u}rk},
  journal={Southeast European and Black Sea Studies},
  pages={79 - 98}
  • A. Öztürk
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
ABSTRACT Since roughly 2011, the Turkish state and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have been going through a process of mutual transformation. Some of the historical apprehensions, biases and frustrations exhibited by Turkey as a middle power have been absorbed by the relatively reformist AKP. Conversely, the AKP and its undisputed leader Erdoğan have seen their socio-political fears, power based conflicts and ethno-religious desires become dominant in all areas, including… Expand
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