Turkey’s religious symbolism startles the EU

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE, and is available to Journal subscribers.

Last year, the Turkish government transformed the museum of Hagia Sophia into a grand mosque. The move was a political calculation that sparked outrage in certain religious communities, among defenders of secularism, and in Brussels. The transformation is more than a mere formality, it strikes at the heart of the complicated relationship between the EU and Turkey.

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About Bill Wirtz

My name is Bill, I'm from Luxembourg and I write about the virtues of a free society. I favour individual and economic freedom and I believe in the capabilities people can develop when they have to take their own responsibilities.

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