Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MUSLİM NATIONALISM AND THE NEW TURKS

Jenny White,  Princeton Uni. Press. 2013, New Jersey.

Calismalarimda kullanabilecegim, beni ilgilendiren bazi pasajlar..Yeni seyler degil.

The government was faced with the task of providing a unifying national identity to these remnants of empire that had encompassed people of many backgrounds, and conflicting regional , sectarian, and tribal loyalties. 25

Diyanet also issues advice about how to be a good Muslim that the state feels is compatible with a rational, scientific, secular society. the display of religious symbols in public places, such as schools, state buildings and hospitals , was banned. 28


Political rifts in the 1960s and the 1970s tore Turkish society apart at every level, from school to work place. Everyone, even school children , was forced to choose a side, or risk being attacked by those on the " other" side.  34