Wrestling with free speech, religious freedom, and democracy in Turkey : the political trials and times of Fethullah Gülen
- James C. Harrington.
- Lanham, MD : University Press of America, c2011.
- Physical description
- xv, 185 p. ; 23 cm.
- Harrington, James C., 1946-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -162) and index.
- Chapter 1 Foreword
- Chapter 2 Acknowledgments
- Chapter 3 Introduction
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 1 A Painful Prosecution, But Ultimately a Step Forward
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 2 Fethullah Gulen and the "Movement"
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 3 Turkey's History, Culture, Religion & Politics: Setting the Background for the Trial
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 4 The European Union Helps Extend Democracy in Turkey
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 5 Turkey's Courts: Fair, Independent, and Impartial?
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 6 Turkey's Problematic Press, Media, and Law of Defamation
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 7 Prelude to Prosecution: A Vicious Media Campaign
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 8 The Prosecution and Trial of Fethullah Gulen
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 9 The Trial Court Delivers Its Judgment
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 10 The Appeals: Preserving the Acquittal
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 11 Gulen's Immigration Case in the United States: Intersection of U.S. Government and Turkey's Military?
- Chapter 15
- Chapter 12 Final Thoughts
- Chapter 16 Appendices
- Chapter 17 Appendix A: Chronology
- Chapter 18 Appendix B: Bibliography and Official Documents
- Chapter 19 Appendix C: Relevant and Comparable Civil Liberties Guarantees
- Chapter 20 Index
- Chapter 21 About the Author.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The political trial of Fethullah Gulen, a moderate Turkish religious leader, helped to greatly expand civil liberties and strengthen democracy in Turkey. The trial began in 2000 in an Ankara state security court (now disbanded) and ended in 2008 in an appeals court in Gulen's favor. This book explores Gulen's trial, examines the evolving process of Turkey's efforts to enter the European Union, and discusses ways that the EU's insistence on expanding civil liberties in Turkey and reforming the judicial system affected the outcome of the trial (and vice versa). As a coda, the book considers unsuccessful efforts to block Gulen's application for immigrant status in the United States as a religious scholar, which occurred during the same time as his political trial in Turkey.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9780761854616 (pbk.)
- 0761854614 (pbk.)
- 9780761854623 (ebk.)
- 0761854622 (ebk.)
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