A Turkish Muslim Between Islamism and Turkish Nationalism: Seyyid Ahmet Arvasi [1932-88]
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Aslan, Ö. (2014). A Turkish Muslim Between Islamism and Turkish Nationalism: Seyyid Ahmet Arvasi [1932–88]. Turkish Studies, 15(3), 519-535.
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Notwithstanding his enormous influence on the grassroots of the Turkish nationalist movement in its Islamic turn in the 1970s, Seyyid Ahmet Arvasi, a staunch nationalist and a pious Muslim at the same time, has remained an understudied intellectual. His oeuvre is left largely unexplored. He is either too simply associated with Tu¨rk-I˙slam Sentezi [TurkishIslamic Synthesis] or treated as if the sole outcome of his intellectual labor was his threevolume Tu¨rk-I˙slam U¨ lku¨su¨ [Turkish-Islamic Ideal]. This article seeks to remedy this situation by studying critically his views on the particular issue of Turkish nationalism and Islam nexus based on his writings in their entirety.