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News Turkey » Religion: GLOBAL FAITHS: Every nation has a favored religion or para-religion

News channel or source: http://www.goshennews.com/news/lifestyles/global-faiths-every-nation-has-a-favored-religion-or-para/article_795d6ead-fafc-5f88-ac02-e9fc26154e65.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Three countries in this area favor Islam, although Islam is not their state religion. These three are Sudan, Syria and Turkey. Islam does not see separation of religion and the state as necessary or even desirable. For most Muslims it is totally acceptable ...

News Turkey » Religion: Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, Erdogan says

News channel or source: https://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN1G42BU-OCATP
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

He has spent his career fighting to bring religion back into public life in constitutionally secular Turkey and has cast himself as the liberator of millions of pious Turks whose rights and welfare were neglected by a secular elite. Last year, the ...

News Turkey » Religion: Turkey's Systematic Persecution of Religious Minorities

News channel or source: http://www.aina.org/news/20180216141707.htm
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

While Turkey points to the fact that its Sunni Muslim majority religion also lacks a legal personality, the Sunni Muslims are treated in a more favorable manner. For all practical purposes Sunni Muslims have a "legal status" exercised through The Diyanet ...

News Turkey » Religion: SONER CAGAPTAY: In long-secular Turkey, sharia is gradually taking over

News channel or source: http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20180220/soner-cagaptay-in-long-secular-turkey-sharia-is-gradually-taking-over
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Turkey, established as a secular republic by Mustafa Kemal ... the national police — controlled by the central government — has been monitoring online commentary on religion and suppressing freedom of expression when they find such commentary ...

News Turkey » Religion: Turkey ‘should again consider criminalising adultery’

News channel or source: http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/02/20/turkey-consider-criminalising-adultery/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

He has spent his career fighting to bring religion back into public life in constitutionally secular Turkey and has cast himself as the liberator of millions of pious Turks whose rights and welfare were neglected by a secular elite. Last year ...

News Turkey » Religion: Religion and politics in the feud between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

News channel or source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/21695
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Religion in the Middle East is an inseparable part of politics ... with Qatar surviving only because of the help of powerful nations – headed by Turkey and Iran – who protect its interests. Iran has been sharing a gigantic gas field with Qatar ...

News Turkey » Religion: Students in northern Syria depend on Turkey to complete degrees

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/syria-euphrates-shield-area-universities-turkish-branch-new.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

These students believe a university degree from Turkey will benefit their education and increase ... jurisprudence and doctrine, fundamentals of religion, family studies, Dawa [preaching of Islam] and information. The university administration intends ...

News Turkey » Religion: KEN PERROTTE: Talking turkey at the national convention

News channel or source: http://www.fredericksburg.com/sports/outdoors/ken-perrotte-talking-turkey-at-the-national-convention/article_aac2e7c2-f0b4-5564-b8c6-062390f035af.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

I got a heaping helping of that old-time conservation religion at last week’s National Wild Turkey Federation Annual Convention and Sport Show. The convention featured a conservation conference that brought hundreds of foresters, wildlife biologists ...

News Turkey » Religion: In long-secular Turkey, sharia is gradually taking over

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/02/16/in-long-secular-turkey-sharia-is-gradually-taking-over/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

on Feb. 9 the religious body announced a new plan to appoint “Diyanet representatives” among pupils in every class of Turkey’s nearly 60,000 public schools, bringing public education under closer scrutiny of Erdogan-guided religion. But those who ...