A Funeral and Turkish Imams Driven

Since its inception, the Diyanet — Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey — has been there to streamline religious practice in Turkey under the watchful eye of the state. As one of the most critical institutions to move masses, the Diyanet treaded the mainstream while steering Islamic worship in Turkey as per the lines defined by the state for public displays of religiosity. When Erdogan rose to power back in 2002, he was…