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The Irresistible Rise of the AKP

Simon A. Waldman and Emre Caliskan

in The New Turkey and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190668372
eISBN:
9780190848538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668372.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The spectacular rise of the AKP occurred as the military was losing its influence over civilian politics; this offered a unique opportunity for a new political party with Islamic origins to form a ... More


Lives in Context

M. Hakan Yavuz

in Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199927999
eISBN:
9780199980543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927999.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines Gülen's life story within the context of larger sociohistorical factors. Gülen's vision and mission are crucially grounded in the prevailing social and historical context of ... More


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