Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Islamization of Turkish Society

The Islamization of Turkish Society « pikkert
Daily life in Turkey is changing. Most of us, myself included, are so frog-like that we don’t really notice the gradual environmental changes until someone points it out. A recent article by the veteran Turkish journalist Mehmet Ali Birand highlighted a number of things which rang true with me: 1. Religious language (i.e., once outmoded Arabism and Qur’anic expressions) are re-emerging in daily speech patterns of AKP politicians in particular and ordinary citizens in general.

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