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Torn Country: Turkey between Secularism and Islamism

Torn Country: Turkey between Secularism and Islamism

by Zeyno Baran

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Zeyno Baran examines the intense struggle between Turkey's secularists and Islamists in their most recent battles over their country's destination. Looking into the fate of both Turkey's secularism and its democratic experiment, she shows that, for all the flaws of its political journey, the modern Turkish state has managed to maintain an essential separation between religion and the political realm-a separation that is now in jeopardy.

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ISBN-13: 9780817911447
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Edition description: First Edition, 1st Edition
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Zeyno Baran is senior fellow and director of the Center for Eurasian Policy at the Hudson Institute. Before joining Hudson, Baran directed the International Security and Energy Programs at the Nixon Center.

Table of Contents

Foreword Fouad Ajami ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction: Turkey's Choice 1

Chapter 1 Turkish Identity-from the Ottomans to Atatürk 9

Chapter 2 The Rise of Political Islam and the AKP 29

Chapter 3 The AKP's Political Victories 53

Chapter 4 Reshaping Identity by Restoring Islam 73

Chapter 5 The AKP's Foreign Policy 105

Chapter 6 Looking Ahead: Will Islamism Replace Kemalism? 139

Notes 149

About the Author 157

About the Hoover Institution's Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order 159

Index 161

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