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Turkey on the Edge

British Muslim Adil Ray visits Turkey, where the role of Islam in everyday life and politics is the most pressing issue.

From a pro-alcohol protest in Istanbul to an Islamic wild boar hunt in the forests, Adil encounters an unfamiliar strand of secular Islam that has a long tradition in Turkey. Yet a more conservative Islam, centred in the country's Asian heartland, is now coming to the fore through the current AKP government, and the country is in a state of flux. Public protests, allegations of coup plots and court cases around the right to wear headscarves lead to fears for Turkey's future.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 26 Feb 2009 02:05


Role Contributor
PresenterAdil Ray