Islamic Political Identity in Turkey

  title={Islamic Political Identity in Turkey},
  author={M. Hakan Yavuz},
  • M. Yavuz
  • Published 28 August 2003
  • Political Science
In November of 2002, the Justice and Development Party swept to victory in the Turkish parliamentary elections. Because of the party's Islamic roots, its electoral triumph has sparked a host of questions both in Turkey and in the West: Does the party harbor a secret Islamist agenda? Will the new government seek to overturn nearly a century of secularization stemming from Kemal Ataturk's early-twentieth-century reforms? Most fundamentally, is Islam compatible with democracy? In this penetrating… 

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