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Turkish bus driver refuses to stop for passenger prayer, igniting fresh secularism debate

A long-distance bus driver's unwillingness to stop so that a passenger could pray has helped ignite a fresh debate over secularism in predominantly Muslim...

Top court gives green light to headscarf freedom in Turkish military

Turkey’s top administrative court, the Council of State, has rejected an application seeking the reinstatement of a headscarf ban in the Turkish Armed Forces...

Hagia Sophia imam urges elimination of principle of secularism in new constitution

The chief imam of the Hagia Sophia, which was converted into a mosque from a museum last summer, has said the principle of secularism...

Conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque a message against secularism, Orhan Pamuk says

Nobel Prize-winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk has said the Turkish government’s decision to convert the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a message against...

AKP mayor says defending secularism is supporting terrorism  

A district mayor from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Sakarya province has said there is no problem regarding the issue of...

Turkey’s Erdoğan: We have redefined democracy, secularism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during a TV program on Thursday that his government has "redefined democracy and secularism” and therefore has managed...

Police detain 25 protestors in rallies endorsing secularism in Turkey

Turkish police detained 25 protesters in the central province of Eskişehir when members of Birleşik Haziran Hareketi (BHH, United June Movement) distributed pamphlets defending...

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