Some Believers Grapple With The Separation Of Church and State in Turkey

It is illegal for a religious group to interfere with politics in Turkey, a strictly secular governing system, but religious groups are on the rise and challenging this paradigm. Nilufer Narli, a sociology professor at one of Istanbul’s universities, equates religious movements such as Gulen and Mustazaflar-der (Association for the Oppressed) to the evangelical movement in the United States. Worldfocus’ Gizem Yarbel reports on the rise of religion in Turkey.

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