The Consequences of Ataturk’s Secularization on Turkey

Ab Rahman, Asyraf and Wan Ahmad, Wan Ibrahim and Adam, Fadzli and Ali, Nooraihan and Ismail, Daud (2015) The Consequences of Ataturk’s Secularization on Turkey. Asian Social Science , 11 (21). pp. 350-354. ISSN 1911-2017 (print) 1911-2025 (online).

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Mustafa Kamal Ataturk was known as one of the important figures responsible in making new modern Turkey. Resulting from his modernization and secularization process, there were several consequences upon Turkish nations in particular that related to social and religious as well as political aspects. This paper discusses some of those consequences in the contexts of modern Turkey. Using a secondary data analysis, published materials written by scholars and writers in the field, the study found that Kemal’s reforms had totally brought a new system of life based on the western style whilst rejecting Islamic tradition and its culture. This includes his policy to terminate the political role of Islam or taking Islam out of politics. Kemal’s modernization could be regarded as one of the main factors for the social and religious changes in modern Turkey.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Islam, Modern Turkey, Secularization
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Contemporary Islamic Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Fadzli Adam
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2015 08:15
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2015 08:15

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