The Constitution under the Rubble: How Turkish Secularism Safeguards the Rule of Law and the Rights of the Child

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On 6 February 2023, the century-old Republic of Turkey witnessed the most horrific environmental catastrophe in its history. The sheer magnitude of the series of earthquakes originating from the Çardak-Sürgü and East Anatolian fault zones and the shocking level of unpreparedness of public authorities have claimed the lives of more than forty-five thousand Turkish citizens. Despite the evident responsibility of the central government and local administrations in the exacerbation of the social disaster, a particular state institution and an affluent Sufi cult apparently sought to capitalise on the destitution of young earthquake victims.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-471
Number of pages4
VolumeMarch 2023
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes

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