Turkey's Dilemma

How Secularism Is Threatening Democracy

Even if one cares little about Turkey per se, one should still pay close attention to the recent dramatic events in that nation, as they may play a key role in the development of a new approach to the Islamic world by the West. The Turkish drama is usually depicted as a conflict between military-backed secularists and Islamists. The conflict’s most recent round played out in Turkey’s Constitutional Court last month, when it ruled that the Justice and Development Party...

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About the Author

Amitai Etzioni is a University Professor at George Washington University and the author of The New Golden Rule, The Moral Dimension, and The Active Society.