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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 62 No 1 (2016), 119–127

The Use of Religious Symbols at Turkish Universities

Arndt Künnecke

announced: 23. 05. 2016


This paper shows that although Turkey is formally a laic state, Islam has de facto the status of a state religion. Therefore, the Turkish state cannot remain neutral in religious matters. Under the current Turkish government Islam has consolidated its position and its symbols have become visible in the public space. Religious symbols, such as mosques, prayer rooms and headscarves, are spreading at Turkish universities. Current developments show the absurdity of the concept of Turkish secularism, which originally means the constitutional separation of church and state.

keywords: Turkey; religious symbols; university; secularism Turecko; náboženské symboly; univerzita; sekularismus

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