Critical Muslim | 16


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October 2015 9781849045438 256pp


Tahir Abbas explores the enigma of modern Islamist Turkey, Ahmet Kuru discovers Turkey’s political history, Nagihan Haliloglu gets tangled in Turkish heritage wars, Zeynep Ökten has reservations about the country’s Islamic finance industry, Gokhan Bacik wonders why Turkey fails to have a social contract, Iftikhar H. Malik is enchanted by the whirling dervishes, John Crofoot revisits the Seljuk era, Charles Allen Scarboro listens to local stories, Semiha Topal is appalled by violence against women, Rebecca Soble spends a day in Doğubayazit, and Mohammed Bakari remembers Istanbul.

Also in this issue: Suzanne Mordue on Turkish coffee, street beggars in Istanbul, and our usual short stories, poems, list and the ‘Last Word’.


Ziauddin Sardar is an award-winning, internationally renowned writer, futurist and cultural critic. A former New Statesman columnist and Equality and Human Rights Commissioner, he has authored many books, including Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim; Reading the Qur'an; and Mecca: The Sacred City. He is editor of the influential quarterly Critical Muslim.  

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