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This article was written in 2012. Now I want to post it on my blog page. It is also available online at GW Post but it is hard to find and get Access; so I put it here as some sort of archieve practice 🙂     In my country, while discussing daily political and… » read more

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Islam and Liberty

This blog article was firstly published in early 2012 when I was a PhD candidate. My academic interests dont cover the issues of religious liberty or Islam in general. However, I had written it to attempt to remove some biased views about Islam among foreign students / my peers (generally they were my audience on… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

NATION-BUILDING: HOMOGENIZATION POLICIES AND DYNAMICS¨ Almost every nation-state since their inception has had some kind of an ‘imagined’ desired citizen profile. This concept of desired citizen has its constitutive others too. Thus, while on the one hand nation-state endeavors to construct desired citizenship; on the other hand and simultaneously, it tries to assimilate or dissimilate… » read more

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Today my blog piece is again about an article. The article is written by Ahmet Öncü and Gürcan Koçan with the name “Citizen Alevi in Turkey: Beyond Confirmation and Denial”.       Here are some important points covered in the article:     Understood as one “imagined” homogeneous socio-cultural-political whole (Gellner, 1997; Anderson, 1991),… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

  The reactions against the terrorist attack in New Zealand are going on around the world. I think everyone Muslim or not or even disbeliever should raise her voice against this horrible attack. 50 people passed away in New Zealand during prayer. This is not the first terrorist attack against Muslims but it is quite… » read more

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    Today is the 745th death anniversary of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. Every year, an international commemoration ceremony marking the anniversary of Rumi’s union with God is held in Konya between December 7 and17. What Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi tells us through centuries is first and foremost tolerance and love When we use or hear the… » read more

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  A few days ago, one of the popular celebrities, namely Gamze Özçelik (born in 1982) was spotted wearing a headscarf. For a few days, Gamze Özçelik and her headscarf have been one of the hotly-debated issues on TV shows and programmes. I prefer to use the term “headscarf” instead of “turban” because in my… » read more

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