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Sufism in Turkey

The movement of Sufism is widespread in many parts of the Islamic world. It emerged soon after the rise of Islam and emphasizes the inward, spiritual dimension of the Muslim faith. Sufis pursue a divine connection, sometimes…

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Religious Turks

Day 12 – Religious Turks On May 29th, 1453, Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, was conquered by the Ottoman army. Immediately, Sultan Mehmet, the Conqueror, performed namaz (a Persian word describing traditional Islamic prayers)…

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Turkey & Refugees

DAY 11 – JUNE 16TH, 2016 Turkey – A Crossroad for Refugees Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey has a complicated history with a significant role in both continents.  It has been thrust into…

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