Turkey’s Diyanet under AKP rule: from protector to imposer of state ideology?

Öztürk, Ahmet Erdi (2016) Turkey’s Diyanet under AKP rule: from protector to imposer of state ideology? Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 16 (4). pp. 619-635. ISSN 1468-3857

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Abstract / Description

This article focuses on the complex relations between Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs (the Diyanet) and the AKP in the last decade. It claims that the Diyanet, under AKP rule, has been transformed into a pliable state apparatus geared towards implementing the political ideology of the ruling cadre. In exploring this recent transformation, it analyses the ways in which this institution’s role has become synchronized with the ruling party’s discourses and actions, by giving examples from recent discussions on gender, social media, political economy, and relations with other social groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Diyanet; religion; Islam; Turkey; AKP; ideological state apparatus; secularism
Subjects: 200 Religion
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Ahmet Ozturk
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2020 10:13
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 10:13
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5402


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