Islam and Muslims in Turkey

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Capital: Ankara
Population: 81 million (July 2017 est.)
Muslims Percent: 99.8% (approx. 80.5 million)

When Ottomans Become Turks: Commemorating the Conquest of Constantinople and Its Contribution to World History [PDF]

Istanbul: An Islamic City - Halil Inalcik [PDF]

Turkey's two faces - one Muslim, one pro-Europe

The Muslim Empires: 1450–1800 [PDF]

The Anatolian Seljuks and the Ottoman Empire [PDF]

The disintegration of the Ottoman Empire 1918-1922 - Alfred F. Kugel [PDF]

Latest News on Islam and Muslims in Turkey

03/05/2019 Erdogan opens Turkey's largest mosque, Camlica Mosque, in Istanbul - Al Jazeera
17/03/2019 Erdogan says New Zealand mosque attacks suspect targeted Turkey - Al Jazeera
10/02/2019 'Shame for humanity': Turkey urges China to close Uighur camps - Al Jazeera
14/01/2019 US warns Turkey of economic 'devastation' if it hits Kurd forces - Al Jazeera
16/12/2018 Kurdish villagers are dying at the hands of a war the world has ignored for too long - Independent, UK
10/11/2018 Remembering World War I in the Middle East - Al Jazeera
01/04/2018 Erdogan calls Netanyahu 'terrorist', Israel 'terrorist state' - Al Jazeera
17/12/2017 Turkey hopes to open embassy in East Jerusalem, says Erdoğan - The Guardian
22/02/2017 Female officers allowed to wear headscarves
02/01/2017 Manhunt under way as people mourn killings in Istanbul
02/01/2017 This is the reason why we don't dwell on Turkish deaths in the West
29/11/2016 Erdogan: Protecting Jerusalem a Muslim obligation
22/11/2016 Turkey: Erdoğan rule could extend until 2029 under proposal
31/10/2016 Turkey sacks 10,000 civil servants, shuts media outlets
28/10/2016 Turkish minister: Fethullah Gulen is our bin Laden
20/10/2016 Hijab-wearing Taekwondo champion divides opinion in Turkey
15/10/2016 A beautiful mosque and the dark period of the Armenian genocide
22/08/2016 Turkey: Suicide bomber kills more than 50 at wedding
20/07/2016 Turkey blocks WikiLeaks over release of AK Party emails
17/07/2016 Turkey's coup attempt captured in dramatic images
16/07/2016 Fethullah Gülen: Turkey coup may have been 'staged' by Erdoğan regime
16/07/2016 Fethullah Gülen: who is the man Turkey's president blames for coup attempt?
30/06/2016 Why don't we stand with Turkey, like we did with Paris and Orlando?
29/06/2016 Isis behind attack on Istanbul Ataturk airport says Turkish Prime Minister
29/06/2016 Turkey's Erdogan vows unity after deadly airport blasts
23/04/2016 Arabs launch Thanks Turkey campaign
22/04/2016 Turkish border guards 'shoot eight Syrian refugees dead' including women and children trying to reach safety
22/04/2016 Syrian Refugees In Turkey Face Uncertain Future In Informal Encampments
18/04/2016 IS rockets kill Syrian children in southern Turkey
14/04/2016 Turkey's President Erdogan urges Muslims to overcome splits, fight terror at Islamic summit
05/04/2016 Pictures of life for Turkey's 2.5 million Syrian refugees
03/04/2016 In a devastated Turkish town, teenagers dream of joining the Kurdish guerrillas
29/03/2016 Turkey’s top Muslim leader abhors terrorism
27/12/2015 Istanbul: Turkish cuisine at a crossroads
29/11/2015 Prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer shot dead in Turkey
15/10/2015 Turkey conflict: Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise
11/10/2015 Turkey mourns victims of Ankara blasts
19/09/2015 Kurdish city battered by Turkey's crackdown
04/07/2015 Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighurs
02/07/2015 Syria's Kurds warn Turkey not to intervene militarily
08/06/2015 Kurds celebrate gains amid blow to Turkey's AK party
01/05/2015 Turkey's Alevis 'under the shadow of military tanks'
21/03/2015 Kurds commit to Turkish peace process as PKK leader announces definitive end to '40-year-long armed struggle' with the state
22/02/2015 Turkey launches rescue operation inside Syria
22/02/2015 The story of Turkey, Syria and a 700-year-old tomb
21/01/2015 Erdogan: The hero of Somalia
29/11/2014 Pope Francis prays in Istanbul's Blue Mosque
28/11/2014 On Erdogan and Muslim mothers
28/11/2014 Turkey in Central Asia: Turkic Togetherness?
14/05/2014 Death toll at Turkey mine blast passes 200 - Al Jazeera
12/02/2014 Erdogan: Turkey's role in the Middle East
06/08/2013 Clashes erupt after Turkey trial verdicts - Al Jazeera
20/07/2013 Turkey plans legal reform to prevent coups
11/06/2013 Turkey's conservatives coalesce under Erdogan - Al Jazeera
07/06/2013 Erdoğan demands end to Turkey protests - The Guardian
04/06/2013 Tweeting Turks sidestep mainstream media - Al Jazeera
03/06/2013 The view from Taksim Square: why is Turkey now in turmoil? - The Guardian
22/10/2012 Syria strife tests Turkish Alawites - Al Jazeera
01/09/2012 Turkey protesters march in support of Assad - Al Jazeera
22/07/2012 The new Ottomans: Can Turkey strike a balance between the country's modern, secular aspirations and its deep-rooted Islamic identity?
24/11/2011 Erdogan apologises to Kurds for mass killing - Al Jazeera
25/10/2011 Turkey earthquake death toll nears 300 - Al Jazeera
10/12/2010 WikiLeaks cables: Pope wanted Muslim Turkey kept out of EU
16/04/2009 Istanbul's first female mosque designer - BBC
23/02/2009 Turks reveal xenophobic, conservative attitudes in poll - The Guardian
26/12/2008 Turkey's Rising Religious Elite - Islam Online
12/12/2008 Islam in Turkey
19/09/2008 'Fraudulent' donations threaten fresh political turmoil in Turkey
07/06/2008 HRW Slams Turkey Hijab Ruling
05/04/2008 Turkey: Ruling a nation through fear
15/03/2008 Erdogan Blasts Ban Bid
02/02/2008 Turkey Secularists Protest Hijab Lift
23/11/2007 Iraq Villagers Fear Cross-Border Attack from Turkey
28/10/2007 Turkey refuses to back down on its threat to invade Iraq
29/08/2007 Gul sworn in as Turkey's president
19/07/2007 Erdogan Bets on Minorities, Women
25/04/2007 Moderate to be next Turkish president but tensions remain
26/03/2007 Confident Turkey looks east, not west
20/01/2007 Robert Fisk: Award-winning writer shot by assassin in Istanbul street - Independent, UK
27/08/2006 Islam, Capitalism Reconciled in Anatolia - IslamOnline
12/06/2006 Secular Turks and Islamists fight for supremacy in the courts and streets - The Guardian
05/06/2006 Children of the repression: Turkish Kurd teenagers turn to the PKK after enduring years of brutality
08/03/2006 Senior general 'stoked Kurdish conflict to keep Turkey out of EU'
18/02/2006 Turks swap sides as war film turns US into foe
10/11/2005 Court backs Turkish headscarf ban - BBC
19/10/2005 'Honour' crime defiance in Turkey - BBC
20/08/2005 Kurdish rebels (PKK) agree to ceasefire after Turkey offers peace talks
13/08/2005 Turkey looks for peace with Kurds - The Guardian
05/06/2005 Muslim Psychologist Tells World all about Rumi - Zaman
06/05/2005 All Turkish and Muslim Monuments Destroyed in Yerevan, Armenia
23/04/2005 Armenians look to Bush to step up pressure on Turkey over 1915 'genocide' - The Guardian
22/02/2005 Turkey pays families to get girls into the classroom - The Guardian
20/12/2004 We need a tiger in our tank - Guardian
19/12/2004 The dark side of Turkey's dream - Guardian
17/12/2004 Europe offers wary hand to Turkey - Guardian
12/12/2004 Europe must open its doors to Turkey - Guardian
03/12/2004 'Islam problem' baffles Turkey - BBC
05/11/2004 The west is ready for the EU. The east is lost in the past
22/09/2004 In 1683 Turkey was the invader. In 2004 much of Europe still sees it that way
21/09/2004 Rejecting Turkey, And the Future - Washington Post
03/06/2004 Turkey 'plagued by crimes of honour' - Guardian, UK
02/10/2004 Turkey's EU bid 'may take decade' - BBC
31/10/2003 - Turkey's Republic Day party dress code: no head scarves - CS Monitor
29/10/2003 Minarets Light Up Istanbul Sky In Ramadan - Islam Online
08/10/2003 Turkey to sell $400-500 mln Islamic bonds, sources say - Muslim News
26/09/2003 Islam in Turkey: Odd one out - BBC, UK
21/07/2003 Faith, fashion, and freedom
27/05/2003 Turkey's military chief warns pro-Islamist government of possible coup - The Guardian
25/03/2003 Kurds in Turkey `just want their rights' - Haaretz, Israel
20/08/2002 Headscarf issue flares after woman's death in Turkey
22/07/2002 - Turkey: Battle of the headscarf - BBC


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