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Petition for the release from prison of Professor Istar Gozaydin

Petition for the release from prison of Professor Istar Gozaydin

Professor Istar Gozaydin has been for many years a prominent member of the European Religion and Politics community. She is an intellectual, a human rights activist and an important scholar who has written significant and illuminating contributions on Turkish society and politics. Istar was fired from her job shortly after the abortive July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey and in December 2016 she was arrested on charges that have still not been clarified. Over the last two months, her friends…

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Call for papers: “European Secularization: Views from Turkey and Israel” (ECPR conference, Prague 2016)

Call for papers: “European Secularization: Views from Turkey and Israel” (ECPR conference, Prague 2016)

Call for papers for the ECPR general conference 2016 in Prague for the section: Religious and Political Affiliation in Comparative European Perspective”, for a prospective panel entitled “European Secularization: Views from Turkey and Israel”. Turkey and Israel can be described as diametrically opposed, a secular state “imposed” on a religious population (Turkey) and a religious state imposed on a secular population (Israel). But, in fact both countries engage with questions regarding the role of religion in public and private lives…

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Cfp: ‘Turkey-Originated Transnational Islamic Movements and Institutions’, 2015 EISA Conference

Cfp: ‘Turkey-Originated Transnational Islamic Movements and Institutions’, 2015 EISA Conference

Call for papers: ‘Turkey-Originated Transnational Islamic Movements and Institutions’, 9th Pan-European Conference of the European International Studies Association (EISA) (Section on ‘Transnational Religion, Dialogue and Conflict’, convened by Jeff Haynes and Luca Ozzano) Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 September 2015, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy, http://www.paneuropeanconference.org/2015/ Convenors: Erdi Özturk, erdiozturk86@gmail.com, and Luca Ozzano, luca.ozzano@unito.it Prospective participants can propose a paper by sending an abstract of up to 200 words to the convenors at erdiozturk86@gmail.com and luca.ozzano@unito.it by January 15, 2015. Abstract:…

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