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Compulsory religious education in Turkey

Compulsory religious education in Turkey

Çınar, Özgür H. (2013) Compulsory religious education in Turkey. Religion and Human Rights: An International Journal, 8 (3). pp. 223-241. ISSN 1871-031X (Print), 1871-0328 (Online) (doi:

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The question of religious education has been debated in Turkey since the founding of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. However, with Turkey’s commencement of the accession process towards becoming a full member of the European Union, this debate has intensified and after the judgment in the Hasan and Eylem Zengin case at the European Court of Human Rights in 2007 obligations arising from international law has become more impellent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Issue 3: Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alevism, compulsory Religious Culture and Ethics classes, European Court of Human Rights, European Union, right to education, secularism.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2019 01:40

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