Religion and Secularism in Turkey: The Dilemma of the Directorate of Religious Affairs

@inproceedings{Uluta2010ReligionAS,
  title={Religion and Secularism in Turkey: The Dilemma of the Directorate of Religious Affairs},
  author={Ufuk Ulutaş},
  year={2010}
}
The current study aims to examine the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) from its formation in 1924 through to the present day, and attempts to place the Diyanet appropriately in the context of the prevailing perplexity over state–religion relations in Turkey. It questions Turkish-style secularism and examines the responsibilities, power, and limits of the Diyanet. The Diyanet has undertaken responsibility for making the state's control over religion visible through sermons and… CONTINUE READING