Article | 2011 | International Journal of Cultural Policy17 ( 2 ) , pp.187 - 197
Religious tendencies have become more visible around the world during the last two decades, moving further from the private to the public domain. Taking Turkey as a case in point, this article will explore how religious organizations have been active in developing cultural polices designed to shape the attitudes and behaviours of particular groups of people. After reflecting briefly on the significance of the historic relations between Christianity and Islam in culture-shaping activities, the article will explore the attempts of Islamic sects to influence the culture of three social groups in contemporary Turkey: youth, rural women . . .in cities and the potential audiences of specific TV and radio channels. © 2011 Taylor & Francis
Article | 2015 | International Journal of Cultural Policy21 ( 5 ) , pp.577 - 592
Accepted as a constitutional principle after the establishment of the republic in Turkey, secularism has been a widely discussed subject on the Turkish political and intellectual agendas, especially over the last two decades. This paper enquires into the earliest steps of secularism taken in the early nineteenth-century Ottoman era, during which a large number of domestic socio-economic incidents blended with the international ones, in the case of the Crimea Memorial Church, an Anglican church in Istanbul, which points to radical shifts of the Ottoman cultural policies. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
Article | 2010 | International Journal of Cultural Policy16 ( 1 ) , pp.7 - 8
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