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The Headscarf ControversySecularism and Freedom of Religion$
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Hilal Elver

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199769292

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.001.0001

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The Nature of the Headscarf Controversy in Turkey

The Nature of the Headscarf Controversy in Turkey

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(p.15) 2 The Nature of the Headscarf Controversy in Turkey
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The Headscarf Controversy
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Hilal Elver

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.003.0002

The Turkish headscarf debate since the 1980s and current political problems in the Turkish internal setting is the focus of this chapter. The power struggle between seculars and religious political parties; the role of the military and judiciary; the relevance of legal, political, and economic reforms; the emerging new Turkish political and economic elite during the two terms of the governing party Justice and Development starting from 2002 are the major issues in this chapter. At the end, the chapter deals with the victimization of the religious women during the last three decades in Turkey by exclusion of females who wear headscarf from education and public spaces.

Keywords:   political rise of the justice and development party, turkish higher education council, clashes between modernizers/seculars and conservative religious government, forgotten women, media wars

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