The essay examines the Turkish Constitutional Court's case law concerning the principle of secularism and, in particular, the notion of laiklik grounding the landmark judgments of 1989 and 1998. It maintains that this notion, far from establishing the principle of secularism as the guarantor of democracy in Turkey, reveals in fact the country's democratic deficit, insofar as any thought or expression inconsistent with Kemalism is prohibited or seriously limited.

Bottoni, R., The Constitutional Court and the Principle of Secularism (Laiklik) in Turkey, in Riondato, S., Alagna, R. (ed.), Diritto penale della Repubblica di Turchia. Criminal Law of the Republic of Turkey, Padova University Press, Padova 2012: 77- 96 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/56710]

The Constitutional Court and the Principle of Secularism (Laiklik) in Turkey

Bottoni, Rossella
2012

Abstract

The essay examines the Turkish Constitutional Court's case law concerning the principle of secularism and, in particular, the notion of laiklik grounding the landmark judgments of 1989 and 1998. It maintains that this notion, far from establishing the principle of secularism as the guarantor of democracy in Turkey, reveals in fact the country's democratic deficit, insofar as any thought or expression inconsistent with Kemalism is prohibited or seriously limited.
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Diritto penale della Repubblica di Turchia. Criminal Law of the Republic of Turkey
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Bottoni, R., The Constitutional Court and the Principle of Secularism (Laiklik) in Turkey, in Riondato, S., Alagna, R. (ed.), Diritto penale della Repubblica di Turchia. Criminal Law of the Republic of Turkey, Padova University Press, Padova 2012: 77- 96 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/56710]
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