And so Turkey's never-ending cycle of victimization -- of Islamists, communists, secularists
, Kurds perennially and now the Gulenists -- has gained velocity.
2) The SU is now seeking to meet promptly with the leadership of the Warwick Atheist, Secularist
and Humanist Society to make the necessary arrangements for the event to take place in the format they have requested.
Specifically, in addition to religious and rationalist justifications, the secularists
had other sources of justification and power as well.
The Turkish public initially welcomed the trial on the grounds it would bring to account the country's "Deep State" - an undefined network of secularists
long believed to have been pulling the strings of power in Turkey.
are organizing an opposition coalition under the leadership of Beji Caid Essebsi, the former interim prime minister who also served in the government of former President Habib Bourguiba.
Ennahda has reassured Tunisians it will not impose a Muslim moral code on society and will respect women's equality, but the comments by Jbeli were interpreted by secularists
as evidence the party has a hidden agenda.
Chapter 4 analyzes the period of Turkey's first elected government by the Democrat Party, namely the rule of the "secularist
liberals," whose liberal government pursued a dynamic and assertive strategy for establishing the alliance with the West and enhancing Turkey's sphere of influence in the region.
In explaining why Turkish secularism is more assertive than French secularism, Kuru argues that multi-party democracy in France has allowed the passive secularists
to have relatively more impact on the formation of French secularism.
Two retired generals are among 56 people who have gone on trial in Turkey over an alleged coup plot in a case that has deepened the rifts between secularists
and the country's Islamic-leaning government.
According to Deniz Baykal, the leader of the Kemalist CHP, TurkeyYs current situation, which is marked by a political conflict between the secularist
and Islamist fronts, increasingly resembles the crisis that led to the coup dYtat of May 27, 1960, which brought Democrat Party (DP) rule to a bloody end.
The gang's linkage to a shadowy organisation known as 'the Deep State'--a group of powerful individuals bent on protecting the sacrosanctity of the secularist
republic by whatever means necessary--has triggered debate amongst intellectuals and the Turkish media.
The Politics of Secularism in International Relations is an analysis of the nature of secularist
assumptions in the United States and Europe and of how those assumptions-have affected relations between the West and the Muslim world.