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Subverting the secular-religious dichotomy: religious exclusion and nation-building in Turkey and Pakistan
(Bilkent University, 2015)
This study investigates the role of religion in nation building processes of Turkey and Pakistan. Current literature on these two countries is divided between those who claim that Islam was an essential arm of nation-building ...
Searching for power-sharing arrangements in the resolution of ethnic conflicts : the case of Kurdish conflict in Turkey
(Bilkent University, 2017-09)
Utilizing mixed-method design and multiple data sources (primarily three nationwide public opinion surveys and 113 semi-structured elite interviews), this study examines the power-sharing perspectives in the context of ...
Religious divisions and ethnic voting: the case of sunni Kurds in Turkey
(Bilkent University, 2018-07)
This study investigates the impact of sectarian identities on ethnic voting behavior by focusing on Sunni Kurds in Turkey. The existing literature focuses on the political implications of the Alevi-Sunni cleavage among ...
Faith and reason in higher education: social scientific study of Islam at Ankara University School of Divinity
(Bilkent University, 2019-08)
The purpose of this thesis is to examine how the mektep-madrasa controversy is manifested in Ankara University School of Divinity as a divide between those who see the study and teaching of Islam as a religion, and those ...
Religious education as an indicator of state-religion relations within the scope of Europeanization theories : case studies of Turkey and Poland
(Bilkent University, 2013)
This thesis analyzes the impact of Europeanization on the conduct of religious instruction within the formal education system in Turkey and in Poland. The main argument is that according to the accounts of the Europeanization ...
Spiritism in secular Turkey, 1936-1969: the Ruhselman circle between religion and modern science
(Bilkent University, 2020-01)
Spiritism, established by Allan Kardec claims to study an immaterial world through scientific methods, proposes a doctrine of reincarnation and derives knowledge from communication with spirits. In contrast to its depiction ...