“Religion-Society-State Relations: Secularism and Democracy” seminar was organized with the partnership of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Turkey on March 26, 2017 with the participation of representatives of various political parties and non-governmental organizations in Malatya.
The seminar was organized by Barış Yıldız and Seren Selvin Korkmaz as a project of Youth Program of Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The Director of PS:EUROPE Turkey Office Seren Selvin Korkmaz and Co-Directors of Academic Affairs, Alphan Telek and Edgar Şar, participated in the seminar as speakers.
The relation between secularism and democracy and its reflection across Turkey and Malatya were discussed. The seminar continued with the interactive discussion sections where participants shared their perspectives and experiences regarding secularism.
As a result of the presentations and discussions in the seminar, a report on the relation between secularism and democracy in Turkey will be published.
We would like to thank participants and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for their kind contribution!