Secular Law and the Emergence of Unofficial Turkish Islamic Law
Middle East Journal, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 113-131, Winter 2002
20 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2011
Date Written: February 27, 2002
In secular Turkeyt, traditional Islamic law has been officially replaced with a secular legal system. The article examines the ways in which local and unofficial Islamic legal practices have been retained alongside secular law, despite the official position.
Keywords: Turkey, Islam, Secularism, Politics, Islamic Law, Unofficial Law, Legal Pluralism
JEL Classification: Z19
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