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Is Kemalism Dead in Turkey?

by Zeyno Baranvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 13, 2010

Turkey was founded as a secular republic, but today it is embracing Islamism over secularism.

A Torn Country

by Zeyno Baranvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

History and politics are disturbing Turkey’s careful balance between
West and East, secular and Islamic. From a new book by Zeyno Baran.

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Torn Country: Turkey Between Secularism and Islamism

by Zeyno Baranvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 19, 2010

Zeyno Baran examines the intense struggle between Turkey’s secularists and Islamists in their most recent battles over their country’s destination. Looking into the fate of both Turkey’s secularism and its democratic experiment, she shows that, for all the flaws of its political journey, the modern Turkish state has managed to maintain an essential separation between religion and the political realm—a separation that is now in jeopardy.

Engaging Muslim Communities

by Zeyno Baranvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Islamism—not Islam—is a threat to democracy