Patronage, party, and state: The politicization of Islam in Turkey

Ayata, S
The recent rise of political Islam in Turkey is examined in terms of a complex: interplay between four major processes: the policies of the parties on the center light toward religion; state-sponsored religious activities and the consolidation of establishment Islam; the impact of Sufi tarikats and communities; and the growing organizational strength, ideological appeal, and electoral base of the Islamist Welfare Party (WP).


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S. Ayata, “Patronage, party, and state: The politicization of Islam in Turkey,” MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, pp. 40–56, 1996, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: