Almost all of 77 million people in Turkey are Muslim, but signs of Islamic faith are noticeably divorced from everyday life. But a growing number of Turks are joining conservative movements that believe religion should play a greater role in the country’s ethical and moral values. Secular critics brand these religious groups as fundamentalist.
For more on secularism in Turkey:
- Read Do Islamist groups pose a threat to democracy in Turkey? by Dr. Ömer Taşpınar, the director of the Turkey Project at the Brookings Institution
- Tune in to Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West where we examine push and pull factors
For more Worldfocus coverage of Turkey, visit our extended coverage page: Turkey between East and West.