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This article argues that successful integration of Muslim immigrants in Europe is the ticket for Turkey's accession to the European Union. European attitudes and policies as well as the tendencies of the Muslim community in Europe are analyzed and a road map for Euro-Islamic integration is advocated.  The critical importance of secularism in Europe is underlined and means to bridge the civilizations are explored.What is Europe? What is Islam? Can both be related to one another? These questions are asked today with regard to two issue areas, firstly, Islamic migration to the EU and secondly, Turkey’s bid for accession to the EU. There is a clear link between both. What is the answer? If one is free of essentialist approaches then one is challenged to view all issues as being in flux. Europe and the world of Islam are no exceptions in their changing identities. This is the point of departure...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Foreword After the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the region...
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