A1 Journal article – refereed
Obscuring the control of the state in Turkey: the articulation of discourse of private Islam

List of Authors: Riina Keto-Tokoi
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Turkish Studies


In 2012, the main opposition party in Turkey, the CHP, accused the
ruling AKP of making ideological and unscientific educational reforms.
By using discourse analysis, this study examines the debate in the
Committee on National Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of the Grand
National Assembly of Turkey and scrutinizes how politicians articulate
the discourse of private Islam. Furthermore, it explicates how this
discourse obscures the state’s power over Islam. Although the parties
advocated different educational policies in the 2012 debate, their
articulation reinforces the hegemonic configuration of power by which
the state as a public institution controls private Islam.

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