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Ahmet Erdi Öztürk on Turkey’s religious affairs directorate

September 4, 2018

Turkey Book Talk episode #72 – Ahmet Erdi Öztürk of Strasbourg University on the past, present and future of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet).

Öztürk is author of the paper “Turkey’s Diyanet under AKP rule: From protector to imposer of state ideology?” He is also co-author of “Diyanet as a Turkish Foreign Policy Tool: Evidence from the Netherlands and Bulgaria.”

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One Response to “Ahmet Erdi Öztürk on Turkey’s religious affairs directorate”

  1. Jon Pahl Says:

    Enjoyed this talk; well-informed, courageous. I appreciate the attention especially to how Diyanet has been increasingly engaged in instrumentalizing Islam in the direction of Turkish nationalism, and Erdogan loyalty–with a heavy dose of anti-Gulen “crusading,” as you (perhaps unfortunately) put it.


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