Ataturk overturned many centuries of islamic tradition and imposed wide ranging secular reforms on the nations politics culture and social customs but today with the rise of fundamentalist islam turkeys modern secular state is threatened by pressure from within and without to re establish the old theocratic state ruled by islamic law. The kemalists islamic revival and the fate of secular turkey by muammer kaylan amherst ny prometheus books 2005482 pp isbn 1 59102 282 7 us2800 cloth muaramer kaylan is a distinguished turkish journalist and newspaper editor who fled from turkey in 1970 because of threats against his life for writing articles in hurriyet against suleyman demirel who served many times as turkeys . Part memoir and part history this turkish journalists story spans the beginning of the secular republic of turkey created by kemal ataturks sweeping reforms of the 1920s and 1930s to the combustible uncertainties of the present day. The kemalists islamic revival and the fate of secular turkey muammar kaylan amazonsg books. Turkey the kemalists islamic revival and the fate of secular turkey by muammer kaylan amherst ny prometheus books 2005 x 460 pages illustrations
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