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The European Union, Turkey and Islam / WRR, Scientific Council for Government Policy
KörperschaftWetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid
ErschienenAmsterdam : Amsterdam Univ. Press, 2004 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, 2004
AnbieterHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
Umfang174 S.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-173)
Die Vorlage enth. insgesamt 2 Werke
SchlagwörterEuropa In Wikipedia suchen nach Europa / Türkischer Einwanderer In Wikipedia suchen nach Türkischer Einwanderer / Islam In Wikipedia suchen nach Islam / Türkei In Wikipedia suchen nach Türkei / Online-Publikation In Wikipedia suchen nach Online-Publikation
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-41402 Persistent Identifier (URN)
The European Union, Turkey and Islam [0.98 mb]

Does the fact that the majority of Turkey's population is Muslim form a hindrance to its EU membership? According to a recent policy advice by the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), the answer is an adamant 'no'. Why is this issue of Turkish Islam relevant? After all, Turkey should not be judged by standards other than the Copenhagen criteria. The answer is that the public debate outside 'Brussels' will not be limited to these official criteria. Many people in Europe are worried about Turkey's 'Islam factor'. They believe that Muslims are (potentially violent) fundamentalists who want to establish a theocracy. By explicitly examining the role of Turkish Islam and Muslims in Turkey, the WRR wants to contribute to a well-informed European public debate on Turkey's accession