Ahmet T. Kuru Quotes

Secularism is the crucial difference between Turkey and the rest of the Muslim world.

The Ataturk reforms modernized Turkey and turned it into the most modern and democratic of the Islamic countries. However, there were always forces and populist governments that tried to erode the Ataturk reforms—especially secularism.

Ahmet T. Kuru, Political Scientist, “Authoritarianism and Democracy in Muslim Countries: Rentier States and Regional Diffusion, Political, Science Quarterly, Fall 2014

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