Freedom of Religion - Conscience, Religious Education and the Right of Education in The 1961-1982 Constitutions of The Republic of Turkey and Their Developmental Tendencies

Erkilic T. A.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.13, no.51, pp.123-139, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 51
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-139
  • Keywords: Constitution, freedom of religion-conscience, the right of education, postmodernism, functionalism, interactionism, social-conflict approach
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Problem Statement: The Constitutions are the main sources of legality for democratic societies. The 1961 and 1982 Constitutions have dominated the last fifty years of Turkey. In this regard, it is essential to examine and comment academically on the way these Constitutions and their amendments address the rights of education, freedom of thought and faith in light of the relationship between political and educational systems. It is also important in terms of academically contributing the current constitution polemics.